A uncommon letter from the Beatles to an Atlanta DJ is up for public sale within the U.Ok. this weekend.
The letter, which bears the letterhead ‘NEMS Enterprises’ – the administration firm arrange by Beatles supervisor Brian Epstein, was despatched to DJ Paul Drew of WQXI Radio.
Written on Sept. 6 1965, the typed letter thanks Drew for his assist throughout their 1965 tour of the U.S. The letter is signed by all 4 Beatles in matching black ballpoint pen.
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Public sale home Henry Aldridge & Son notes that the letter was written simply six days after the top of the Beatles’ 1965 U.S. tour and solely six days earlier than they began recording periods for the album “Rubber Soul.”
The Beatles write: “Pricey Paul, we simply thought that we wish to write to you all and say thanks very a lot in your assistance on the tour. We loved it and appreciated your persistence and co-operation. Hope to see you subsequent yr.”
Drew accompanied the Beatles on their chartered aircraft throughout their1964 and 1965 U.S. excursions, based on Henry Aldridge & Son. He additionally interviewed the band on plenty of events and launched them at a live performance at Atlanta Stadium on Aug. 18. 1965.
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The lot additionally features a letter from Beatles press officer Tony Barrow to Drew, dated Aug. 5, 1965, which accompanied particulars for the fab 4’s forthcoming U.S. tour.
Drew, who died in 2013 on the age of 78, had a vastly profitable profession in radio, turning into vice chairman of programming at RKO within the 1970s. Billboard described the DJ as “one of many main architects” of Prime 40 radio.
The DJ additionally interviewed the previous Beatles many instances throughout their solo careers, based on Henry Aldridge & Son.
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NEMS Enterprises took its identify from the Epstein household’s North Finish Music Shops enterprise in Liverpool.
The Beatles letter, which has a pre-sale estimate of £eight,000 to £12,000 ($11,187 to $16,781) can be auctioned Saturday by Henry Aldridge & Son.
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