THE BEATLES, JOHN LENNON AND YOKO ONO | Three first pressings, 1968-1969
Property of Alan Herring
THE BEATLES--JOHN LENNON AND YOKO ONO
Three first pressing LP vinyl records:
i) The Beatles. 'Abbey Road', Apple Records, 1969. FIRST PRESSING, matrix numbers YEX 749-2 and YEX 750-1, without final track "Her Majesty" listed on side two, white inner sleeve, laminated outer sleeve with photography by Iain Macmillan, variation with apple in alignment with text on reverse, GIVEN TO HERRING BY RINGO STARR, with yellow and blue dot stickers on side one label and yellow dot sticker on side two label, minor scuffing to LP, sleeve bumped and worn; ii) Lennon, John and Yoko Ono. 'Unfinished Music No.1: Two Virgins', Apple Records, 1968. FIRST PRESSING, matrix numbers SAPCOR 2A -1 and SAPCOR 2B, laminated outer sleeve, with photography by Lennon, GIVEN TO HERRING BY LENNON, minor scratching to LP, sleeve worn with light browning and soiling; iii) Lennon, John and Yoko Ono. 'Unfinished Music No.2: Life with Lions.' Zapple Records, 1969. FIRST PRESSING, matrix numbers ZAPPLE 01 A 1 and ZAPPLE 01 B 1, white inner sleeve printed, laminated outer sleeve with front photo by Susan Wood, GIVEN TO HERRING BY THE APPLE OFFICE, minor scuffing, sleeve worn
Alan Herring notes that "I was... given a lot of Beatles’ first pressing records over the years by the band members themselves and also the Apple office. This Abbey Road album was given to me by Ringo. This Two Virgins album was given to me by John on his way out of the office. This copy of John and Yoko’s Unfinished Music No 2 Life with Lions was given to me by the Apple Office."
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