Paul McCartney & Wings autographs, three signitures, Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney and Denny Laine. All signed on one piece of autograph book page in blue ink. The autographs were obtained at Hull University on the 11th February 1972, as part of Wings UK Tour of unannounced concerts at Universities around the the UK, the other two band members Denny Seiwell and Henry McCullough were not obtained by the original vendor as she did not reckonise them as 'band members'. The autograph page measures about 140mm x 100mm, and this page has been mounted along with two later 70's photos of the three band members, overall size of the mount is about 380mm x 310mm. The autographs are very clear and look great mounted with the photos, the mount is wrapped in a cellephane wrap for protection, which can be removed, hence the slighty poor quality of the images.

Quotes from Wikipedia

McCartney had formed Wings for the purpose of having a band to go on the road with, and he wasted no time in doing just that. During the waning years of The Beatles, notably during the Get Back sessions, he had suggested they return to live performances by showing up unannounced at pubs and playing for the patrons, but the idea was never seriously considered by the other Beatles. From 2 to 7 February 1972, Wings held rehearsals for the tour at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA). The rehearsals were filmed by Tyncho Films, and titled by McCartney as The ICA Rehearsal, and features footage of: "The Mess", "Wild Life", "Bip Bop", "Blue Moon of Kentucky", "Maybelline", "Seaside Woman", "My Love", "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" and "Lucille".

McCartney took the band on an impromptu tour of the United Kingdom's universities, showing up unannounced and performing for whoever happened to be on campus. The band's intended first stop on the tour, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, had no suitable venue, so the band moved on to the more receptive Nottingham. Admission to the first show which was held at 12 noon in the Portland Building Ballroom was GBP 0.40, proceeds being split up equally among the band members. At Hull, the word circulated fast, and a full hall of about 800 welcomed Wings at 50p per head.


Published in Autographs
Monday, 27 July 2015 00:00

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The Beatles - George Harrison, autogragh/ signature, a very nice and clear signature from about 1963/64, the heyday of Beatlemania. George has signed his name in full, in blue ink on an inner white/ die-cut poly LP sleeve. The vendor had a chance meeting with the Beatle at a hotel, in the South West of England, and the only piece of paper that was availble for signing was an inner sleeve from a LP record which the vendor was carrying. Which according to the vendor George was happy to sign, although they joked about it not being a Beatles record that he was carrying. The overall size of the sleeve is 300mm x 300mm, and could be trimmed to about 80mm x 60mm for mounting with a good period photo of George.

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The Beatles - 1963 Original UK Tour programme with Chris Montez & Tommy Roe. The programme is in EX condition with no rips or writing in it, a little creasing on the reverse side but not much, and little spine edge wear, all in all an excellent example of this rare and hard to find early Beatles programme. 16 pages of text and B&W photos, colour photo to the front cover, two pages on the Beatles with pictures and a full page photo on the reverse side.

Published in Concert Memorabilia

The Beatles - 1967-1970, [Apple PCSPB 718], Stereo 1978. Original UK press, Blue vinyl, gatefold sleeve, double LP set with inner sleeves. Both the records are in EX+ condition, being played only a few times, both the blue coloured vinyls are very clean and bright with a full gloss with just one or two very light marks, the labels are in NM condition and being very clean. The inner sleeves are again in NM- condition, as is the gatefold sleeve is also in EX+ condition with no rips or writting, a very nice copy.

Ravi Shankar & Friends - in Concert 1972. Original UK pressing, Apple Records [Apple SAPDO 1002] Stereo 1972, two album set c/w gatefold sleeve and Apple inners. The records are in a excellent EX+ condition. Very clean and bright and has a good gloss to the playing surface, with just a couple of very light marks, having been played only a couple of times. The labels are in NM condition, clean and bright. The gatefold sleeve is also in a good NM- condition, clean and bright, as are the two Apple inner sleeves.

Published in 70's Rock

Percy Thrillington - Thrillington. {Paul McCartney} Original UK 1st pressing issue, Regal Zonophone label, dark red label [Regal Zonophone EMC 3175] stereo, 1977. The record is in a good EX+ condition, shows a little sign of being played, maybe just a few times. Clean and bright and has a good gloss to the playing surface, with just one few light surface marks. Plays very well with no skips or jumps. The labels are in NM condition, clean and bright. The inner sleeve again is in NM- condition. The matt sleeve is also in a good EX+ condition, clean and tidy, with the corners and opening edge showing a little wear. A very good example of this very rare Paul McCartney UK album release.

Published in 70's Rock

The Pleasure Garden - Permissive Paradise, The Pleasure Garden were in fact The Iveys, later known as Badfinger, the Beatles Apple label artists, very rare fuzz/ freakbeat recording. very rare flexi disc from 1968 on the Sound For Industry Label, SFI 31H/32H. The record is in a great NM condition, with maybe not being played, clean, bright and a full gloss. The labels are again in a good NM condition, clean and bright, but does have the remains of a sticker on side 1. Housed in it's original picture sleeve, which again is in a good NM condition, both sides are clean and bright with no rips or creasing. A very rare fuzz/ freakbeat track.

The PLEASURE  GARDEN where infact The Iveys who later became Badfinger. The track is an amazing psych/ fuzz/ freakbeat tune that ´s only issued on this rare flexi disc. The other side is by DJ's Rosko and Jonathan King, the legendary radio guys and recording artists.

This was a free promotional flexi disc put out to promote the Young London “Permissive Paradise book of late 60s swinging London featuring photos by Frank Habicht. Side A is fun listen “with old codgers giving their impromptu insight on youth culture with star appearances from Jonathan King and Emperor Rosko.

The B side is a really good fuzzy psych track and it has only recently become clear that The Pleasure Garden was in fact The Iveys moonlighting for the sake of a session fee. The song is not an undiscovered Pete Ham gem, but was written by Jeremy Cox and John Sidey

Apple Artists EP - 4 track EP from The Beatles' Apple Label, given away with Walls Ice Gream tokens. The artists included, The Iveys [Badfinger], Storm In A Teacup/ James Taylor, Something's Wrong/ Jackie Lomax, Little Yellow Pill/ Mary Hopkin, Pebble And The Man, from 1969, Apple records 7" EP, Apple CT1, dark green label. The record is in EX+ condition, having been played just   a couple of times, still clean and bright and with a full gloss, the labels are again in EX+ condition, very clean and bright with no writing or tears. Housed in a picture sleeve, which again is in EX- condition, a little wear on the opening edges, and the cream coloured reverse side is showing a little aging. A rare Apple record, especially with the picture sleeve.

Oasis - D'You Know What I Mean?/ Heroes, [Creation Records CTP 256] 1997, 12" promo. This 12" promo is in a Mint and unplayed condition, the record is very bright and clean, and with a full gloss. The black and white labels are again in Mint condition, clean and bright and with no tears or writing on them. All housed in a matt black sleeve.

This is part of a collection of promos 12" singles, stock album and 7" & 12" singles that came direct from Creations Records. When the label went bankrupt in 1999 all the vinyl records got put in a warehouse until the receivers could sell all the assets, to fund costs etc. This included the records that were kept at Creations Records Head Office, the promos and other vinyls, as well as white label test pressing that was all surplus to their needs. These records were then sold off in bulk, which is where we purchased them from.

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