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Monday, 23 January 2012

A small piece of Mersey Beat history

We get some interesting little snapshots of history in the auction.

mbeatreceiptFor example, here’s a receipt on Mersey Beat headed notepaper for copies of the magazine stocked by the Jacaranda Club (owned by The Beatles’ former manager Allan Williams).  The document is dated 14th March 1962 and includes a mention of issue 13 which is the famous Poll Winners edition of Mersey Beat from January 1962 with the Beatles topping the poll.

While the item isn’t of a high monetary value, the estimate is £40-£50, it is a fascinating (and affordable) slice of history. It features a well known issue of a historic Merseyside music magazine and a club, and its owner, with strong links to the  whole Beatles story.