RARE EARLY ARTIFACT SIGNED BY THE BEATLES BEFORE BEATLEMANIA - Part of a purse signed by the Beatles in 1962
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RARE EARLY ARTIFACT SIGNED BY THE BEATLES BEFORE BEATLEMANIA - Part of a purse signed by the Beatles in 1962. Signed and inscribed by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison. Leather oval, 7 x 11 inches in diameter, with newspaper portrait of the band cello-taped in center and inscriptions surrounding it; clipping yellowed and peeling from backing, and a fourth inscription (presumably by Pete Best) erased from right side. Liverpool, March 1962..... Notes: The inscriptions read "To Sheila from John Lennon XXX," "To Sheila, love Paul XXX" and "To Shiela, love from George Harrison XXX." The newspaper clipping is from a March 1962 Liverpool newspaper, and depicts the band with their early drummer Pete Best. On the reverse can be seen an advertisement for the Odd Spot Club, with the Beatles booked to play on March 29. This artifact of the early Beatles dates several months before the onslaught of Beatlemania. The Beatles were a very popular local band in Liverpool at that point. Best was replaced by Ringo Starr that August, and the band's first hit single followed in January 1963..... The Beatles played the Odd Spot Club on March 29th 1962. Brian Epstein now had control of the group and was looking for a new image. This was the first gig that the Beatles wore the tailor-made suits, white shirts, and dark ties instead of blue jeans and leather jackets.
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