A very early Beatles recording found in a drawer! 26



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An old recording found in a drawer in the UK might not seem so exciting, until you realise that it is a rare Beatles song stashed away

An early tape of the band has been found of them singing “Some other Guy” at a club in Liverpool in 1962 before their debut single was released has been discovered and everyone is excited about it.

The tape is a recording for a programme on Granada TV says the BBC, who never played it publicly due to legal issues from other acts that were apparently in the show.The BBC reports that the tape features the Fab Four playing Some Other Guy in September 1962, four weeks before their debut single came out.   Apparently the tape was kept by TV producer Johnnie Hamp, who will auction it for charity in Liverpool on 4 November.

Reports say that the sound quality was so bad on the TV footage that an additional taped sound was captured. “Granada sent a sound engineer back to the Cavern just to record audio, which was to be dubbed onto the film.”

The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein was so impressed with the recording that he asked for five acetate discs to be pressed from the tape to use as promotion. One of these five discs was sold at auction in 1993 for £16,000 to Apple Records, the label set up by The Beatles in 1968.

The tape is to be sold by auctioneer Adam Partridge


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  1. Loved their music and loved seeing them when they came to Melbourne and preformed in St Kilda!

  2. Standing on the side of Mt Alexander rd. Flemington waiting for the Beatles to drive past. We were waving a sign saying “we love you Beatles. John, Paul and George arrived first, then back to see Ringo arrive at a later date. I remember the hysteria, screaming, jumping up and down. And of course the song, She Loves you. Madly in love with John with pictures of him all over my books and pencil cases. The rest is history.

  3. It’s been a hard days night was a favorite of mine but they had so many good ones. I was never one to be a dedicated follower and loved many bands in that era.

  4. Beetles plastic hair helmets. The boys over the road had them. We all live in a yellow submarine was a good catchy song and then the rest of their songs came along.

  5. They awakened my love for music and songs. I was a teenager in the 60’s and l remember having stockings with beetles on them and undies as well! How double daring was l lol. John was my favourite. Going to sleep with my transistor radio under my pillow playing their songs.

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