Contact Us

The Beatles ‘Love Me Do’ 1962 Promo Demo Record Sells For Over $17,000


This Beatles ‘Love Me Do’ 1962 Demonstration Record sold for $17,339.31 on Saturday (Dec. 10) during a 10-day eBay auction. That’s a lot of money for a record clearly labeled ‘NOT FOR SALE,’ but try telling that to the nine collectors who aimed to win it. According to the seller, this original demo is the ‘Holy Grail’ of Beatles items.

So, besides the fact that it’s an original U.K. Parlophone Beatles record, there are various reasons that this 45 has historical significance. First of all, if this single hadn’t been successful, the future of the Beatles may have unfolded very differently. Though it only reached #17, it was considered a success, which permitted the boys to record ‘Please Please Me’ and the album of the same name.

Its 1962 press date makes it all the more valuable considering its 50th anniversary is soon approaching. Only 250 copies were made and only given to DJ’s, music journalist and friends so it’s amazing to find one in such pristine condition. This oddity is all the more magnified, considering Paul McCartney‘s name is misspelled on both sides of the vinyl. Here, you’ll find that his last name is spelled McArtney on both song title credits.

Housed in its original (near mint) Top Pop Special Rush Copy sleeve, it’s obvious that the owner took great care in preserving this gem. The labels are shiny white, without marks and the wax is free from skips and jumps, with no signs of groove wear, scratches or scuffs.

Leave it to the Beatles to have an item collectible enough that the seller could be confident enough to start it at .99 pence with no reserve. Unbelievable.

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!