One off Beatles single
A record Brian Epstein (his handwriting on the label) had made at the HMV store in Oxford Street in 1962 to bring around and play when he had meetings with record companies is up or auction. It contains two songs from the Decca audition of the Beatles.
The record contains two songs, “Hello Little Girl” and “‘Till There Was You”. It’s the granddaughter of Les Maguire (74) from the Liverpool group Gerry and the Pacemakers who is auctioning off the record, estimated to bring in up to £10,000. It’s likely that this record was used for the Pacemakers to learn “Hello Little Girl”, which they went on to record.
“Hello Little Girl” was offered to Gerry and the Pacemakers as a follow-up to “How Do You Do It”. They recorded it 17 July 1963, but decided not to release it, opting instead for Mitch Murray’s song “I Like It” – probably a wise move.
Before the Pacemakers, on 3 July another Liverpool group, The Fourmost recorded a version of the song at EMI in Abbey Road, produced by George Martin. Released on 30 August, it became the group’s debut single and went to no. 9 on the UK charts. Gerry and the Pacemakers’ version of the song was canned and remained unreleased until 1991, when it appeared on their CD “The Definitive Collection”.
The version on this Beatles single was released on “Anthology 1” in 1995.
Omega Auctions will auction off the single on 22 March.
Source: BBC News