Beatle’s author and historian Mark Lewisohn guides us through a pivotal year for the Fab Four as they transformed into the band that would conquer the world. In this episode of Expert Voices, find out why Brian Epstein never signed the original management contract, how Ringo Starr came to replace drummer Pete Best, and which rock ‘n’ roll legend made one of the band’s last tours to Hamburg more palatable. The Beatles’ original signed management contract will be offered as a highlight of our upcoming online sale of English Literature, History, Children’s Book and Illustrations (1-9 July). Also appearing in the sale are performance contracts and work permits for the Star-Club in Hamburg, along with collections of signed photographs and other materials. Click here to watch more Sotheby’s videos.
A Year in the Life – The Beatles 1962
LONDON | JULY 1