File photo A mural of the Beatles is seen painted on the end of a row of houses in Liverpool, northern England February 18, 2015. (REUTERS/Phil Noble)
A rare letter from the Beatles to Atlanta DJ is at the auction in the united kingdom this weekend.
The letter, which bears the letterhead ‘NEMS Enterprises” – the management company set up by Beatles manager Brian Epstein, was sent to DJ Paul Drew of WQXI Radio.
Written on September. 6 1965, the typed letter of thanks to Drew for his help during their 1965 tour of the USA. the letter is signed by all four Beatles in matching black ballpoint pen.
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Auction house Henry Aldridge & Son notes that the letter was written in only six days after the end of the Beatles ‘1965 AMERICAN tour and only six days before she started the recording sessions for the album” Rubber Soul.”
T h e letter, signed by the Beatles which was sent to Atlanta DJ Paul Drew (Henry Aldridge & Son)
The Beatles write: “Dear Paul, we thought we would like to write and say thanks very much for your help on the tour. We have enjoyed and appreciated your patience and cooperation. Hope to see you next year.”
Drew accompanied the Beatles on their chartered plane, during their1964 and 1965 AMERICAN tours, according to Henry Aldridge & Son. He also interviewed the band on a number of occasions, and introduced them at a concert in Atlanta Stadium on Aug. 18. 1965.
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The piece also includes a letter from Beatles press officer Tony Barrow to Drew, dated Aug. 5, 1965, which is accompanied with the data for the fab four, the upcoming AMERICAN tour.
The letter from Beatles press officer Tony Barrow, Paul Drew (Henry Aldridge & Son)
Drew, who died in 2013 at the age of 78, had a very successful career in radio, and was vice-president of programming at RKO in the 1970s. Billboard described the DJ as “one of the main architects” of the Top 40 on the radio.
The DJ also interviewed the former Beatles many times during their solo careers, according to Henry Aldridge & Son.
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NEMS Enterprises, took its name from the Epstein family’s North End Music Stores business in Liverpool.
The Beatles letter, which has a pre-sale estimate of £ 8,000 to £ 12,000 ($11,187 $16,781) will be auctioned Saturday by Henry Aldridge & Son.
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