Lot #57
Tony Sheridan

Rare First-Ever Beatles Record Anywhere—1962 pressing of ‘My Bonnie’
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Description

Rare First-Ever Beatles Record Anywhere—1962 pressing of ‘My Bonnie’

German Polydor 24-673 45 rpm single and sleeve for ‘My Bonnie’ b/w ‘The Saints’ by Tony Sheridan & The Beat Brothers. Disc is mint; sleeve exhibits some ring wear and scattered creasing. It was Polydor A&R man Bert Kaempfert’s visit to Hamburg’s Top Ten Club in Spring 1961, where Tony Sheridan and The Beatles were sharing the stage, which led to the first commercially released record on which The Beatles appeared. Originally released in August 1961 as Tony Sheridan and the Beat Brothers, ‘My Bonnie’ peaked at #5 on the German singles chart. This second pressing with its slow English introduction was released in April 1962, eight months after the first pressing with slow German introduction. This historic record is very hard to find in condition as good as this. RRAuction COA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Modern Music
  • Dates: #382 - Ended January 26, 2012