A historic promotional UK first pressing of The Beatles. Hand annotated by John Lennon-- revealing that he had secretly been married. This was the copy of. Beatles press office, and has a remarkable history. One of the first copies ever pressed, with the earliest 1G/1R stampers and Northern Songs publishing credits, it is in superb condition.The accompanying letter of authenticity from UK Beatles specialists Tracks notes this is. A UK mono Beatles Please Please Me sleeve on which John Lennon has written the word (Married) after his name in blue ballpoint pen. The sleeve was formerly the property of The Beatles press officer Tony Barrow. [who wrote the liner notes to Please Please Me]. John Lennon was married to Cynthia Powell on the 23rd August 1962 at the Liverpool Mount Pleasant registry office and Paul McCartney and George Harrison were in attendance along with their manager Brian Epstein. The marriage was not something that was highly publicised at the time and subsequently attempts were made to keep their union low profile because it was thought that John being married would adversely affect The Beatles popularity amongst the female fans. Cynthia Lennon had in fact complained of being attacked in a Liverpool street by girl fans once they found out she and John were married. However, revealingly, in a 2003 interview conducted by. Mark Lewisohn, Tony Barrow stated that on one occasion when The Beatles were in the presence of a couple of reporters John just went and wrote married on the press office copy of the Please Please Me album, inviting what did happen, which was one or two of the journalists asked me why it said that, I laughed it off as Johns little joke. Tony also told Mark that Brian Epstein never once asked him to deny that John was married. It was John himself who asked Tony to keep the fact quietand then, as stated above, he undid his own wish by writing (married) on the LP sleeve. The vinyl copy of Please Please Me that came with the sleeve is the earliest pressing with 1G and 1R stamper numbers, black-gold Parlophone labels, Dick James Mus. Publishing credits with FACTORY SAMPLE/NOT FOR SALE label affixed to the Side-2 label. The sleeve is an Ernest J. Cover with the Angus Bean photo credit on the right. The signed sleeve is from the estate of Tony Barrow. Adding to the desirability of this album is the extraordinary disc, the earliest pressing and best example weve hadand one of a very few promotional copies in existence. The 1G and 1R stamper numbers are thought to be the very earliest stampers, marking this as one of the first copies pressed of the first Beatles album released anywhere in the world.
The black and gold first pressing labels, with the first Dick James Mus. Publishing credits, are in Near Mint condition, with the FACTORY SAMPLE/NOT FOR SALE label on the Side 2 label. The disc grades Near Mint- (side 1) and EX+ (side 2). The album has been very lightly played, and the surface is clean and shiny, with a few extremely superficial scuffs, and one feelable but inaudible mark. It plays mint to near mint throughout, other than some barely audible ticks in Please Please Me.
Cover, with the Angus Bean photo credit on the right, is in EX to VG++ condition, with some creasing to the bottom left corner, but no significant issues. Just below Tony Barrows liner notes credit is the neatly written notation P. I Love You sung by Paul with John and George in support behind him.
Tracks told us they assume this was written by Barrow, but didnt have handwriting samples of his, and so could not confirm it. A highly desirable Beatles collectible, with Tracks letter of authenticity and lifetime guarantee, and Recordmeccas written lifetime guarantee. We grade all records visually, cover first, then disc; using the abbreviations M / NM / EX / VG with + and. We try to describe everything as accurately as possible, and spot check any vinyl flaw that looks like it might make a sound.
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