Contact Us

Beatles’ ‘Love Me Do’ Demo Single Sells for $10,000

A rare demonstration copy of the Beatles’ debut single ‘Love Me Do’ has sold for a whopping $10,255.74 on eBay.

The demo copy, which the seller said was from his personal collection, was reportedly one of just 250 made for radio station airplay in 1962. (This single has the label number 45-R 4949.) As such, this pressing actually predates all of more familiar Parlophone imprints of ‘Love Me Do,’ both black and red.

In fact, the Beatles were then such an unknown quantity that close inspection reveals the songwriting credit on ‘Love Me Do’ isn’t given to the familiar Lennon-McCartney partnership but to “McArtney.” Of course, both John Lennon and Paul McCartney would become music legends in the wake of this song’s modest success. ‘Love Me Do’ only went to No. 17, but that was enough to afford the Beatles their chance to record the full-length ‘Please Please Me,’ and the rest is most certainly history.

Another in this series of demonstration copies of the ‘Love Me Do’ single sold for more than $17,000 in 2011.

Next: Top Beatles Love Songs

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of Ultimate Classic Rock

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Ultimate Classic Rock quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!