The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Monday, July 15, 2019


'Holy Grail' Beatles record sold by Omega Auctions, based in Warrington to British collector
This file photo taken on February 26, 2016 shows an original 10-inch 78RPM acetate recording of 'Till There Was You' and 'Hello Little Girl' by The Beatles as it is displayed for a photograph at Omega Auctions in Warrington, north west England. The demo vinyl record that persuaded late music producer George Martin to sign up The Beatles -- a "unique" piece of music history -- was sold on March 22, 2016, to an unnamed British collector. The record sold for £77,500 (98,000 euros, $110,000), a spokeswoman for the Omega Auctions, based in Warrington in northern England, told AFP. PAUL ELLIS / AFP.


LONDON.- The demo vinyl record that persuaded late music producer George Martin to sign up The Beatles -- a "unique" piece of music history -- was sold on Tuesday to an unnamed British collector.

The record sold for £77,500 (98,000 euros, $110,000), a spokeswoman for the Omega Auctions, based in Warrington in northern England, told AFP.

The price tag was well above the £10,000 initial estimate, showing the object's "historical importance", the spokeswoman said, adding that bids had come in also from China and the United States.

The ten-inch 78 RPM acetate record featuring the single 'Hello Little Girl' on one side and 'Till There Was You' on the other was pressed at the historic HMV record store on Oxford Street in London.

It was pressed by the group's manager Brian Epstein to present to Martin at record label EMI -- a meeting that led to a breakthrough for the Beatles.

Ian Shirley, from the Rare Records Price Guide, said earlier the record was a "Holy Grail" for collectors.

The record was previously owned by Les Maguire from the band Gerry and the Pacemakers. Maguire said he was given it by Epstein, who also managed his band, in 1963 and had kept it in his loft until now.



© 1994-2016 Agence France-Presse





Today's News

March 23, 2016

Lan Zhenghui's new installation "Ink Monument" debuts at Art Central Hong Kong

Looted artefacts stashed by British art thief recovered by Italian and Swiss police

Asia Week New York, with 45 international galleries particpating, rings up $130 million in total sales

Premier selection of galleries to participate in Art Basel's 2016 edition in Hong Kong

"Contemporary Artists vs. The Masters: Homage, Battle, Reclamation" on view in Vermont

'Holy Grail' Beatles record sold by Omega Auctions, based in Warrington to British collector

People share images on social media of Belgium's most famous creation in tears

A seal commissioned by Robert the Bruce is at risk of being exported from the UK

Cincinnati Art Museum launches new website with access to online artworks and teacher resources

Local donors strengthen Virginia Museum of Fine Art's contemporary collection

Yinka Shonibare MBE creates a major new work for Turner Contemporary in Margate

Cleveland Museum of Art announces new acquisitions by Raoul Dufy, Yves Tanguy and Ben Shahn

Exhibition presents rarely seen photographs relating to the early stages of the band Public Image Ltd

Abraham Lincoln letter to promote members of the Irish Brigade sold for $23,874

£2.6m grants bring first Scottish Creation Centre a giant step closer

Dreweatts and Bloomsbury to sell the Contents of Finchcocks Musical Museum

Itching to graffiti? Do it digitally on Florence treasures

Artists from Greater China commissioned to create new works for Guggenheim

Thorsten Brinkmann's "The Great Cape Rinderhorn" on view at Rice University Art Gallery

Andy Warhol: Shadows on view at Honor Fraser Gallery

2016 edition of Dubai Photo Exhibition welcomes thousands of visitors over four days

Art Fund helps leading regional museums collect major artists' films

Remarkable film by acclaimed young artist acquired by Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Original 'Star Wars' creators lift lid on special effects challenges

2.- Lost '$170 million Caravaggio' snapped up before French auction

3.- Mansell's 'Red Five' on pole for Bonhams sale

4.- Impressionism's 'forgotten woman' shines in new Paris show

5.- Sotheby's to auction the best-surviving NASA videotape recordings of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

6.- Exhibition explores Dutch and Spanish painting of the 16th and 17th centuries

7.- Cyprus discovers 'first undisturbed Roman shipwreck'

8.- Sotheby's unveils 'Treasures from Chatsworth' with Leonardo Da Vinci drawing, Lucian Freud portraits, and more

9.- Infamous botched art restoration in Spain gets makeover

10.- 1958 Gibson Flying V Korina played by Dave Davies to grab center stage in Heritage Auctions' sale



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful