Lot 7018: John Lennon Signed ‘Meet The Beatles’ Album
Meet the Beatles stereo album signed on the front in blue ballpoint by Lennon. In fine condition, with some minor tape remnants to corners of reverse. The record is not included. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from noted Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo, in part: “This cover was signed on Saturday May 17, 1975, when John was the special guest host for the weekend at the W. F. I. L. ‘Helping Hands Marathon’ in Philadelphia. This event was open to the public, and for a small donation, John would sign items of choice brought in by the donators.”From May 16-18, 1975, Philadelphian rock station WFIL sponsored the Helping Hand Marathon, a weekend fundraiser to raise money for multiple sclerosis. On the invite of the station’s DJ Larry Kane, Lennon spent the entire three days answering phones, taking pledges, and meeting fans; he even did the weather report for Kane’s broadcast on WPVI-TV. Lennon-signed US Capitol Records Beatles albums are exceedingly rare and desirable, with this example enhanced furthermore by its wonderful back-story.
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