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    Sale 5397

    Popular Culture: Rock & Pop Memorabilia

    10 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 156

    The Beatles

    Price Realised  


    The Beatles
    A rare signed album With The Beatles, Parlophone Records, 1963, mono, signed on the reverse in blue ballpoint pen by John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, the sleeve additionally inscribed in Paul McCartney's hand To David, best wishes The Beatles, additionally signed by David Jacobs; accompanied by two documents concerning the provenance (3)

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    These signatures were acquired on Saturday, 7 December, 1963 in Liverpool where the Beatles recorded a special edition of Juke Box Jury presented by David Jacobs. Ten years ago, the original owner of this album passed it on to an order of British nuns. This gift was prompted by gratitude as the order had prayed for a young friend of his who was on death row in Texas. After the young man's execution, the nuns assisted with the funeral expenses. In recognition of their efforts, this album was donated to the order, to help them raise money and continue their good works.

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    M. Lewisohn Op. cit 1992, p.132