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    The Beatles Interview Disk Acetate (Capitol, 1966) During the last two weeks of the Beatles' second tour of the United States, in 1965, they were accompanied by Chicago radio personality Jerry G. Bishop ("Jerry G"). Jerry interviewed the lads for a proposed long-playing record, which was be released as a souvenir of the tour by Capitol in 1966. It begins with Jerry asking the boys about growing up in Liverpool, and Paul and John both weigh in with some extremely candid remarks about getting into fights. Paul even goes so far as to describe his younger self as "... a bit of a hooligan" and talks about how he almost wound up getting a gun, bashing in heads, and the like. George, when asked what kind of girls he was attracted to, matter-of-factly states that "the most important thing is if she looks good." Comments like these might have been the deciding factor in manager Brian Epstein and Capitol's decision not to release this as an album, and the project was shelved. The story of how this incredibly rare item surfaced is amazing in itself. In the late 1970s, a Los Angeles collector visited England, and arranged to meet with the late Brian Epstein's mother. Upon asking Mrs. Epstein if she had any Beatles items she wished to sell, he was presented with this acetate, on a Capitol white and purple test-pressing label, with a date of 9/26/66. The two-sided acetate plays very well, and is graded NM 8. No other copies of this item have surfaced to our knowledge, and it could well be unique. It remains a fascinating way to eavesdrop on John, Paul, George, and Ringo at the height of Beatlemania, and would surely be a treasured part of any Beatles collection.

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