Fans may need Help buy­ing Bea­tles book

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS - By Stephen Briggs stephen.briggs@pe­ter­bor­oughto­ Twit­ter: @PTstephenB

You Can’t Buy Me Love - but fans of the Fab Four are able to bid for a unique piece of Bea­tles mem­o­ra­bilia from a visit to Peter­bor­ough.

The iconic band stayed at The Bull Ho­tel in West­gate in 1962, and all four Bea­tles - and man­ager Brian Ep­stein - filled in the ho­tel log book.

The book will go un­der the ham­mer later this month - but city fans may need A Lit­tle Help From Their Friends af­ford­ing the es­ti­mated £10,000 the log is set to be sold for.

The doc­u­ment is of par­tic­u­lar in­ter­est to col­lec­tors hop­ing to Let It Be an in­sight into the band’s sense of hu­mour with John Len­non and Paul McCart­ney per­haps ex­pect­ing to bring some friends back to the room. While Len­non wrote on the form there would be 33 peo­ple stay­ing in his room, McCart­ney went 25 bet­ter with 58.

Drum­mer Ringo Starr signed the book un­der his real name, R Starkey.

The band were play­ing at the Em­bassy Cin­ema, and Johnny Matthews (72) who went to the show, said he re­mem­bers it like it was Yes­ter­day. He said: “I was three rows from the front. If you closed your eyes you thought it was a record play­ing. It was ab­so­lutely out of this world. “

A spokesman for The Bull Ho­tel said they would be watch­ing the sale with in­ter- est - although they were not the own­ers of the book.

Auc­tion­eer Paul Fair­weather said: “This was one of their first ven­tures out­side of the North West of Eng­land, very early in their his­tory and shortly af­ter the re­lease of their first sin­gle Love Me Do. It is a unique piece of early mem­o­ra­bilia and will have huge ap­peal with col­lec­tors world­wide.”

The direc­tory will go un­der the ham­mer in Mersey­side as part of Omega Auc­tions, Bea­tles Auc­tion on March 24 at the com­pany’s New­ton-LeWil­lows Auc­tion Room.

The book will go up for sale later this month

The Bea­tles

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