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    Sale 5397

    Popular Culture: Rock & Pop Memorabilia

    10 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 171

    The Beatles

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    The Beatles
    A rare autographed magazine signed with multiple sets of Beatles' signatures, the colour illustrated magazine The Best Of The Beatles, From Fabulous with various pages signed by the Beatles next to their respective photographs, the autographs comprise:
    - two double-page spreads signed by all four Beatles;
    - a double-page spread signed by all four Beatles and additionally inscribed by George Harrison To Ray, best wishes, from;
    - a double-page spread signed by all four Beatles and additionally inscribed by Paul and Ringo To Ray;
    - a page signed by all four Beatles;
    - a page signed by Ringo Starr and additionally inscribed To Ray, best wishes;
    - a page signed by Paul McCartney and additionally inscribed To Ray! All the best;
    - a page signed by Paul McCartney and additionally inscribed To Ray, best wishes;
    - a page signed by George Harrison;
    - a page signed by John Lennon and additionally inscribed To Ray, all the best!


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    These autographs were obtained by Hong Kong-based DJ, 'Uncle' Ray Cordeiro. He interviewed the Beatles three times in 1964, twice in London and once in Hong Kong. Prior to the interview in London, he stopped off at a newspaper stand, purchased this magazine and showed it to the band during the interview. According to Cordeiro, Paul McCartney signed the magazine and then flicked through it, signing whenever he saw a photograph of himself. When John Lennon saw what he had done, he followed suit as did the others.

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