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    A Group of 15 Large Format Publications Featuring The Beatles (UK, US, and Germany, 1960s). This group of 15 publications from the three countries most important to the Beatles success - Britain, America, and Germany - provides a glimpse into the excitement of their early days as an up-and-coming group on the rise, and through the decade they helped to define, the 1960s. Most are large format, including copies of the British music magazines New Musical Express and Disc, as well as Fabulous and Boyfriend, several German publications, and two issues of the American LIFE from the late 1960s. The smallest of the group, the British POP Weekly , dated December 22, 1962, is a fascinating time capsule: amidst a sea of features on the days' top stars - Elvis, Cliff Richard, Billy Fury, etc - and buried near the back at the bottom of a page is a small, indescript, text-only advertisement which reads: "....from the STAR CLUB Hamburg THE BEATLES send greetings to their Fans & Friends". Their first single, "Love Me Do," appears at #25 on the same magazine's weekly chart, the highest position it would achieve. Clearly the Beatles not stars yet, but they will soon be bigger than any of the featured artists in the issue! Pop Weekly in Excellent condition, most of the others in Good condition with wear consistent with age. From the Uwe Blaschke Beatles Collection.

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