The very first management contract signed by The Beatles, with long serving manager Brian Epstein, is being put up for sale at Sotherby’s Rock and Pop Auction. The contract was famously signed after McCartney turned up late to the meeting as he was in the bath. The contract also features the signatures of some parents as the Beatles were still too young to legally sign for themselves.
The famous auction house has a rich history in music Memorabilia. Its website states, “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”.
The auction will take place on September 29 in London, with viewing held for four days shortly beforehand. Other items include a signed Please, Please me album and Eric Clapton’s Stratocaster.