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From the Hofner site.
The Campaign to Find Paul McCartney's Lost Bass #tracethebass

"One of the most important musical instruments in the world vanished, it’s widely presumed to have been stolen at sometime after early 1969, and has never been seen since."

"In the spring of 1961, Paul McCartney, of the little known Liverpool r'n'r band The Beatles, became their full-time bass player.
Being left-handed, he custom ordered his first bass, a Hofner 500/1, through the Steinway shop in Hamburg, Germany during a two month residency at the Top Ten Club.
Back in England, he played all their Cavern Club gigs with his new bass, as seen on the BBC’s first Beatle's footage. Hence its nickname, the Cavern Bass.

This instrument was solidly used by McCartney until October 1963 when he received a new Hofner bass from Selmer, the UK importer.

It was played on some iconic Beatles recordings including their very first studio outing in June 1961 in Hamburg, their first single Love Me Do in 1962 and their first two albums,
Please Please Me and With The Beatles in 1963. It's the one you hear on "She Loves You, "Twist and Shout", it was played in Hamburg, at The Cavern Club, at Abbey Road, isn't that enough alone to get this bass back!

McCartney kept his first violin bass until it went missing, using it as a back-up during the Beatles' world tours and playing it again in the Revolution promo video and during the filming of Let It Be."


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Paul McCartney playing the now lost bass in January 1969 during the Let It Be sessions.

Estimated value; £10,000,000
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Paul McCartney attended the same primary school as me. It was Joseph Williams Primary School at
Sunnyfield Road on Belle Vale prefab estate, Pauls younger brother Michael was in the same class as
me, Michael went on to create records with " The Scaffold " who produced " Lily The Pink ".

Ray Smyth.
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Ringo got No. 0000001 of The White Album.

He stored it in a bank vault, then it was brought out for auction in 2015.

Ringo's copy was expected to sell for $40,000-$60,000, but was sold for $790,000,

– making it the most expensive record in the world.

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Previously, 0000005 had gone to a friend of John Lennon and was sold for $30,000 on ebay in 2008.
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Couple of Robert Freeman prints.

Unsold at £800-1000

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Sold at £550

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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band drum skin.

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The hand-painted skin was created by fairground artist Joe Ephgrave, as one of two alternate versions to appear on the cover which was designed by Sir Peter Blake. The second unused skin was photographed on the wall of Paul McCartney's London home in the late 1960s, and it's believed to remain in his personal collection to this day.

Having been used for the Sgt Pepper cover photo shoot, the first sleeve next appeared in 1968, on the wall behind John Lennon in an Ethan Russell photograph taken at his flat in Montague Square.

The skin vanished for a decade before being discovered during renovations on a flat in West London.
The skin first hit the auction block in 1994, when it sold at Sotheby's for £52,100. The new owner then had it restored, and attached it to a military drum identical to that used on the album cover.

It went up for sale for the second time in 2008 at a Christie's auction in London, where it smashed its estimate to sell for $1.07 million.
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Handwritten ‘A Day in the Life’ lyrics

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The manuscript was originally given by Lennon to Mal Evans, the band's roadie who became their tour manager, personal assistant and close friend over the years.

It first hit the auction block at Sotheby's in 1992, when it sold for $100,000, before going unsold in a Bonhams sealed bid auction in 2006.

The lyrics then returned to Sotheby's in June 2010, where they were bought by an anonymous American collector for $1.2 million.
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Ed Sullivan Show 'drop T' drum skin

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"This hand-painted drum skin, featuring the iconic 'drop T' logo, was used during The Beatles' landmark first appearance on U.S television.

On February 9 1964 the band performed on The Ed Sullivan Show in what is now regarded as a milestone in American pop culture.

Having returned from the U.S, the drum skin was placed in storage at Abbey Road Studios and never used again.

At Sotheby's auction in 1994, it sold to Beatles expert Russ Lease for $44,000.

In November 2015 Lease placed the drum skin up for sale at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, where it sold for $2.19 million."
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March 15 1961. The Liverpool Jazz Society, Temple Street.

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George's leather jacket which he wore both on and off stage sold for £110,000 in 2012 at Sotherby's.

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1964 Mersey tunnel

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Looking on youtube at the songs of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen who were to become famous as Steely Dan.

Earlier in their career, as jobbing songwriters, a clip was shown of performers who had recorded one of their songs.

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Tommy Quickly (born Quigley) and The Remo Four stood out.

They recorded a song "Humpty Dumpty" which, I think, is a Becker/Fagen composition.

The screen shot below shows Tommy and The Remo Four performing the song in a film "Go-Go Mania"(1965).

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