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    Beatles - Tony Sheridan & The Beat Brothers "My Bonnie / The Saints" German 45 with Picture Sleeve (Polydor NH 24 673, 1962). The Beatles' first appearance on a commercial record release. This is the third pressing of the record (February 1962) with "Twist" under the title of the "A" side, no German subtitle, and an English introduction. The picture sleeve has a large "Twist" superimposed over the photo of Sheridan. The sleeve has some tape stains, pinholes, and tears, GD-VG 4. Disc is VG-EX 6. A great opportunity to own a very important part of Beatle recording history. From the Uwe Blaschke Beatles Collection.

    During their second trip to Hamburg in 1961, the Beatles were on the same bill as Tony Sheridan at the Top Ten Club, sometimes playing as his backup group. The Beatles and Sheridan were signed by Bert Kaempfert for a recording session in June 1961, where they recorded these tracks with Sheridan for a fee of 300 marks. This record was released in October 1961 and became a minor hit in Germany. This record led directly to future manager Brian Epstein becoming aware and interested in the Beatles. Paul McCartney explains: "A kid had gone into Brian's record store and asked for "My Bonnie" by The Beatles. Brian had said, 'No it's not, it's by Tony Sheridan,' and he ordered it. Then Brian heard that we were playing 200 yards away. So he came to the Cavern and the news got to us: 'Brian Epstein is in the audience - he might be a manager or a promoter. He is a grown-up, anyway.' It was Us and Grown-ups then." (The Beatles Anthology, page 65).

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