London, South Kensington
27 April 2000
A page of lyrics in Stuart Sutcliffe's hand, the twelve lines in black ink on a sheet of paper removed from a sketchbook, circa 1960, showing amendments and alterations, the chorus starting ..Well well well I'm gone-gone gone... continuing Rock square dance every bodies dancing tonight... -- 7.1/8x4½in. (18.2x11.4cm.), in common mount with a black and white machine-print photograph of Astrid Kirscherr's famous shot of the five Beatles in Hamburg, 1960, (printed later), overall measurements -- 14x10in. (35.6x25.4cm.)
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These lyrics are an extract from a song released by Carl Perkins in 1957 Gone, Gone, Gone, a track which formed part of The Beatles' early repertoire.
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