Fans may need Help buying Beatles book
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