The Beatles – A Fantastically Rare, Must Have Piece Of History!

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What we have here is an insight into the life [and resultant spelling] of a mischievious fifteen year old girl who lived in London at the dawn of the whirlwind decade that the sixties were to become. She and her friend used to regularly skip school on Wednesdays [tut, tut] to go to a live lunchtime Radio Programme, 'Pop Inn', that was broadcast from a studio in Piccadilly. They became regular visitors & familiar faces to one of the groups that used to perform on the show, Gerry And The Pacemakers. They then went to see Gerry And The Pacemakers at the Majestic in Finsbury Park on Wednesday 24th April 1963. This was the third of Brian Epstein's 'Mersey Beat Showcase' concerts with The Big Three, Billy J Kramer & another Liverpool group, The Beatles. An interesting comment in her diary at the time was 'Before today, we didn't like The Beatles much, but now we do'. The groups were very accessible in those early days & stayed around and chatted with fans. During this time, she got George Harrison & John Lennon to sign her small autograph book [being fans now]. A month later, The Beatles played The Granada in Walthamstow as support to Roy Orbison. Hanging around the stage door after the show, they bumped into their old friends Gerry And the Pacemakers & once more met the Beatles. As there was a second house that day, the girls actually left another 4" x 5" Autograph book with John Lennon in order for him to get a complete set of autographs for them later, as by that time the others had disappeared. That is where this story continues. John, being John, obviously forgot to get the autographs for her as promised. John, also being John, decided to do the next best thing, so read on …
The next day, the eager fan went all the way back to the Granada to collect her autograph book. On looking inside, there, as promised, was written 'Love Beatles – John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr'. Happy with recapturing the autograph book, she went on to obtain Gerry And The Pacemakers [again], Ben[ny] Hill, Don Charles, Bobby Tempest, Cherry Rowland, Patsy Ann Noble, Iain Gregory, Kenneth McKellar, Keith Fordyce, Roy Orbison [again], Hugh Lloyd, Dave from The King Brothers & Ronan O'Casey. What she didn't realise at the time was that forgetful Mr Lennon obviously neglected to remember the book until it was either too late or decided to complete it on his own, for the Beatles signatures here are ALL written by John! On offer here is that autograph book, containing the clear & unhurried autographs of everybody mentioned above, plus an incredibly rare set of Beatles autographs ENTIRELY WRITTEN by the hand of John Lennon. In addition to this, we also have photocopies of the girl's diaries from these days with two separate sheets detailing the memories of the events over forty five years ago, before 'Beatlemania' made events like these impossible to ever happen again. This is a spectacular item to see & would be a jewel to own!) John Lennon is not known to have done this very often, if at all, after 1963. Where other 'sets' of Beatles autographs have turned up all signed by Paul, George, Ringo, Mal Evans or Neil Aspinall, very very few have surfaced that have been entirely penned by John.

                                ** Possibly the rarest "Set" of Beatles Autographs in the World! **

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