The Beatles: a rare autographed 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' album, signed on the gatefold sleeve by John Lennon, Paul McCartney George Harrison and Ringo Starr [later], 1967, Parlophone PMC 7027,
Lot 238
The Beatles: a rare autographed 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' album, signed on the gatefold sleeve by John Lennon, Paul McCartney George Harrison and Ringo Starr [later],
1967, Parlophone PMC 7027,
Sold for £74,500 (US$ 101,082) inc. premium

Lot Details
THE BEATLES
The Beatles: a rare autographed 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' album, signed on the gatefold sleeve by John Lennon, Paul McCartney George Harrison and Ringo Starr [later], 1967, Parlophone PMC 7027,
The Beatles: a rare autographed 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' album, signed on the gatefold sleeve by John Lennon, Paul McCartney George Harrison and Ringo Starr [later],
1967, Parlophone PMC 7027,
signed in blue ink John L and Paul McCartney and in black ballpoint pen George Harrison, the signatures acquired outside Abbey Road Studios in 1967, with Ringo and a star motif in black ink signed and inscribed in 1997, accompanied by a letter concerning the provenance

Footnotes

  • The signed album in this lot has been treasured by the owner since his chance meeting with the Beatles at Abbey Road Studios in 1967. He and a friend congregated outside the studios with other fans in the hope of meeting the band, who were there mixing All You Need Is Love for the 'Our World' live broadcast which was aired on Sunday 25th June. The vendor recalls that it was around 10pm in the evening when John, Paul and George left the studio and happily signed for fans, chatted to them and had their photograph taken. Unfortunately Ringo was not with his band members which is why the vendor only acquired John, Paul and George's autographs at the time.

    Over the years the owner of this LP met The Beatles on numerous occasions both independently and while working in the music industry for EMI. However it was not until 1997 for his 50th birthday, that his old friend who he had waited outside Abbey Road with arranged for him to meet Ringo Starr to sign his Sgt. Pepper album. He had become friends with Terry Oates, the Managing Director of Eaton-Oats Music publishers who represented Ringo. The vendor arrived at Eaton-Oats offices near Sloane Square to find Ringo there who was happy to sign the album.
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