First Beatles contract expected to fetch $440,000+

September 6, 2015

The Beatles’ first management contract, signed with long-term manager Brian Epstein, is up for auction September 29th at Sotherby’s Rock and Pop auction and is expected to make $440,000 USD.


Sotherby’s auction has a substantial history when it comes to rare and high-priced music memorabilia, as their website outlines:

“Our recent auction highlights have included the autograph manuscript of John Lennon’s lyrics for “A Day in the Life”, (sold for $1,202,500), Mick Jagger’s letters to Marsha Hunt (sold for £187,250), and “You Might Well Ask”, our sale of John Lennon manuscripts and drawings, which was 100% sold for a total of $2.9 million.”

“Last June, Bob Dylan’s autographed manuscript for “Like a Rolling Stone” (sold for $2,045,000) and Elvis Presley’s “Peacock jumpsuit” (sold for $245,000) were highlights of A Rock and Roll History: Presley to Punk at Sotheby’s New York.”

BeatlesThe auction is September 29 in London, with items available for viewing for four days shortly before the auction takes place.


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