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    A Group of Beatles-Inspired Song Items (UK and Germany, 1964). In the wake of the Beatles worldwide explosion of 1964, a number of Beatle-inspired songs were released in the hopes that amidst all the songs being played on the radio by the Beatles, there might also be interest in songs about the Beatles. A particularly clever attempt at riding the Beatles bandwagon came from Larry Finneran, whose single "The Other Ringo" was clearly about Ringo Starr - but was released in the wake of Lorne Greene's smash hit "Ringo," allowing Finneran to cash in on two recent musical happenings. In Germany, a quickly-assembled girl group known as Die Sweetles had a top 40 hit with the very poppy "Ich wunsch mir zum Geburtstag einen Beatle," which in English means "I Want A Beatle For My Birthday." Here is the UK sheet music for "The Other Ringo," in Excellent condition, as well as the amazing 45 photo sleeve (no record) for Die Sweetles, and a German song book with several different scores (piano, guitar, and vocal) for "I Want A Beatle For My Birthday," both in Good condition.

    A side note: In the US that same year, a Phil Spector co-composition called "Ringo, I Love You" was the first single released by a young singer billed as Bonnie Jo Mason - later to be known simply as Cher (not included in this lot).


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2015
    19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
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