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    Beatles - Copy of Mersey Beat Vol. 1, No. 13 (UK, 1962). Very Few Copies Known to Exist. This January 4-18, 1962 edition of the influential Liverpool music paper features an outstanding cover photo of the Beatles in their early days with Pete Best on drums, looking more like Rockabilly toughs than the lovable mop-tops the world fell in love with a short time later. Above the band's image is a bold headline exclaiming "Beatles Top Poll!" The paper ran a "Mersey Beat Popularity Poll", the results of which are on page 4, featuring the Beatles in the number one spot, with Gerry and the Pacemakers tailing them at number two. Other acts to make the top twenty list are the Undertakers, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, Johnny Sandon and the Searchers, and sixteen others. Incredibly rare, this is one of only three copies known to exist of this issue! Measures approximately 9.75" x 12.5". Condition: Considering the rarity, age, and newsprint composition of this item, it is in Very Fine condition, with a smoothed horizontal crease, slight chipping at the edges and spine, a small tear through the lettering of "Mersey Beat", mild toning, and handling wear.



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    July, 2018
    21st Saturday
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