Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Beatles drummer audition letter to go under hammer

A handwritten letter from Sir Paul McCartney inviting a mystery drummer to audition for the Beatles is to go under the hammer in London next month. The 1960 letter offers the audition on condition the drummer be available for a two-month trip to Hamburg, Germany. Pete Best was the group's drummer at the time, who was replaced by Ringo Starr two years later. Christie's said the letter was expected to fetch up to £9,000 ($14,000) at the auction on 15 November. Dated 12 August 1960, the letter was discovered inside a book by an anonymous collector at a car boot sale in Bootle, Liverpool
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