Some day, the world is bound to run out of cool and interesting Beatles memorabilia to auction off. But in the meantime, it looks like the very first copy of 'The White Album' to ever be pressed to vinyl is about to find a new home.
Amazon.comAs you probably know, I am a huge Beatles fan! I have been since I was six years old. So, they have practically been a lifelong love, but how I discovered the Beatles was really by a small but funny twist of fate.
After their February 1968 trip to Rishikesh, India failed to provide the spiritual enlightenment they sought, the Beatles turned in the opposite direction, towards business matters. A few months later, the company they decided to form in the wake of manager Brian Epstein's death was ready to launch. In mid-May, John Lennon and Paul McCartney flew to New York to promote Apple Corps.
Talk about laughing all the way to the bank. As if having a Knight of the Realm in your band weren't honor enough, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones are among the celebrities under consideration to appear on a new 10 pound note that is soon to be issued by the Bank of England.
It's arguably the most famous failed audition in rock history, and it can be all yours. On Tuesday (Nov. 27), London's Fame Bureau, which specializes in rock memorabilia, will auction off one of the tapes from the Beatles' 1962 tryout for Decca Records.
It's not just the Beatles' albums that can be incredibly valuable, but also some of the artwork associated with them. The original collage that was reproduced and included in copies of their 1967 classic 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' record has sold for $87,720 on Tuesday (Nov. 13).
In the more than 40 years since their breakup, the Beatles have always used their hand-picked team of insiders to tell the story of the legendary group. However, for the first time, a new documentary will rely heavily on material submitted by their fans.
The memorabilia business can be fun for the fan and lucrative for the seller. But there are inherent pitfalls involved, as natives of the Pacific Northwest have recently learned. An Oregon man accused of selling fake Beatles and sports merchandise was recently sentenced to more than two years in prison.
A one-of-a-kind collaborative painting that the Beatles worked on during their 1966 visit to Tokyo has been unboxed after spending over 20 years under its owner's bed -- and now it's headed for the auction block.
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