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    The Beatles: Richard Starkey, aka Ringo Starr, Signed Check (1971). "R Starkey." 8" x 3.5", London, May 19, 1971. Drawn on the National Westminster Bank Limited, Starkey, better known by his stage name, Ringo Starr, orders payment of £44.25 to Dick James Music from Apple Publishing Ltd. Stamp canceled twice. Two binding holes along the upper edge; small staple holes in the upper left corner. In Very Good condition.

    Dick James (1920-1986) was a British music publisher who worked with The Beatles early in their career. In 1963, James, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, founded Northern Songs, Ltd. to publish songs written by the members of the band, principally Lennon and McCartney. In 1969, James sold Northern Lights, which included all of rights to The Beatles' songs, causing friction between him and members of the band. COA from Heritage Auctions.

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