The contract that launched the most successful band of all time, binding together the Beatles with manager Brian Epstein, will be offered for sale at Sotheby’s London Rock & Pop sale on September 29th 2015 (est. £300,000-500,000). Signed on 1st October 1962, just days before the release of their first single ‘Love Me Do’ propelled the band on the most incredible journey in pop music history, this is the only management contract signed between the Beatles and Epstein after the band attained its final line-up of John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr. “Without this contract, and the relationship it represents, it seems inconceivable that the Beatles could have achieved all that they did: it took more than inspired musicianship and song-writing to remake popular music. The presentation, direction, and internal harmony of the

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