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    Beatles - A Copy of Mersey Beat Vol. 1, No. 1 (1961). 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 Fab Four had a close association with the paper, 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. In this first issue, dated July 6-20, 1961 you'll find a piece written by John Lennon, titled "Being a Short Diversion on the Dubious Origins of Beatles," as well as a cover shot of Rockabilly legend Gene Vincent, and more. Incredibly rare in the UK, and even more scarce in the United States, this is a must have for Beatles collectors and British Invasion fans. Six pages, measures 9.75" x 13". Exhibits even toning, scattered foxing, and dinged/worn edges and corners. Fine condition.

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    November, 2016
    12th Saturday
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