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    A Great Copy of "Mersey Beat" #1. Founded in 1961 by Bill Harry, one of John Lennon's classmates at Liverpool Art College, "Mersey Beat" carried all the news about all the local Liverpool bands, as well as stars who came to town to perform. This meant the Beatles had a close association with the mag, which carried numerous exclusive stories and photos of them and also published several of Lennon's early writings, including a history of the band and occasional comical faux classified ads written by him as space filler. This copy of the premiere issue is cover dated July 6-20, 1961, and features rockabilly pioneer Gene Vincent on the cover, the article "Being a Short Diversion on the Dubious Origins of Beatles" by Lennon, an editorial by Harry, and a review of the movie "Spartacus." This great piece of music history is in Fine condition, marred only by slight wear along the spine, mild to moderate tanning along the edges, and some moderate staining and soiling to the inside pages. These back issues are ultra rare in the U. K., even rarer here in the States. A must-have for fans of the Beatles and the British Invasion era.

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