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December 16, 2019 8:21 am  #1


Beatles Decca Audition Tape Sells For More Than $83,000

Imagine spending this much money for a 5" reel of tape. But someone did. It wasn't just any reel. It's the original copy of the Beatles infamous audition for Decca Records back in 1962, the one where the company exec stupidly turned them down, commenting that "guitar bands are out."

The tape went up on the auction block last week. It sold for more than $83,000 U.S. Also up for grabs: a pair of John Lennon's sunglasses. They went for $183,000 and change. 

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Last edited by aflem (December 16, 2019 8:23 am)

 

December 16, 2019 9:36 am  #2


Re: Beatles Decca Audition Tape Sells For More Than $83,000

aflem wrote:

Imagine spending this much money for a 5" reel of tape. But someone did. It wasn't just any reel. It's the original copy of the Beatles infamous audition for Decca Records back in 1962, the one where the company exec stupidly turned them down, commenting that "guitar bands are out."

The tape went up on the auction block last week. It sold for more than $83,000 U.S. Also up for grabs: a pair of John Lennon's sunglasses. They went for $183,000 and change. 

I'm really surprised the that the tape didn't go for closer to a mill. I certainly think it's more collectible than Lennon's sunglasses.

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