1960 Paul McCartney letter to drummer for November auction may sell for $14,000 (Photo)

By on Oct 18, 2011 in Europe, Lifestyle, World Comments

A Paul McCartney letter to a drummer he personally wrote in 1960, as shown here in the photo, will be sold in a November auction and is being expected to fetch around may sell for $14,000.


1960 Paul McCartney letter to unknown drummer
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According to a press release by Christie’s auction on its official website on Monday, October 17, 2011, the McCartney letter was dated Aug. 12, 1960, and was addressed to an unknown drummer for The Beatles.

As noted in the report, ‘The Beatles‘ traveled to Hamburg three days later, where they performed for almost two months. The band members then were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Stuart Sutcliffe, and Pete Best.

Mr. Best is the original drummer of The Beatles and was replaced by Ringo Starr, two years later. Beatles‘ historians were said to have believed that the letter was not intended for Ringo Starr, and identity of the drummer mentioned in the letter remain to be a mystery.

The 1960 McCartney letter, which was said to have been found, folded inside of a book at a Liverpool yard sale by a man who wished to remain anonymous, reads as follows:

“Dear Sir,

In reply to your advertisement in Echo, Wed night, we would like to offer you an audition for the position of drummer in the group. You will, however, need to be free soon for a trip to Germany (expenses paid £18 per week for two months).

If interested, ring Jacaranda club, Slater St [Royal 65’44] and ask for either a member of the ‘Beatles‘, Alan Williams, or leave a message, stating when you will be available.

Yours sincerely, Paul McCartney of The Beatles

Meanwhile, the McCartney letter will included be in the auction sale at Christie’s this coming November 15 and is being expected to fetch £7,000 to £9,000 ($11,027 to $14, 177).

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