First Beatles contract sold at US auction

By Agence France-Presse in New York ( China Daily ) Updated: 2015-09-21 08:00:40

The first recording contract signed by The Beatles, which set the career course for the legendary band, was sold at a New York auction Saturday for a hammer price of $75,000.

The future Fab Four signed the six-page contract in 1961 in Germany, where the band's small club shows in Hamburg resulted in their first recorded single, My Bonnie, a modern version of a children's song.

The name of the band was given as Tony Sheridan and the Beat Brothers, because a producer doubted the name The Beatles would work in the German market. The song never became a hit but drew enough requests in the band's hometown, Liverpool, that it caught the attention of local record store owner Brian Epstein.

First Beatles contract sold at US auction

Most Popular