Beatles Audition Letter To Be Auctioned
A 1960 letter from Paul McCartney expected to sell for £9000The letter is an invite to an unnamed drummer to audition for the band ahead of their fated trip to Hamburg. Pete Best was their drummer at the time, and although he would go on to be replaced two years later by Ringo Starr the letter is not believed to be an early attempt to steal their future drummer from the band he was in at the time.
The BBC reports that Sir Paul wrote it in response to a notice in the Liverpool Echo from the drummer advertising their availability.
"We would like to offer you an audition for the position of drummer in the group," the musician wrote.
"You will, however, need to be free soon for a trip to Hamburg (expenses paid £18 per week (approx) for 2 months).
"If interested ring Jacaranda club and ask for a member of The Beatles."
The letter is dated 12 August 1960 and it was found inside a book by an anonymous collector at a car boot sale in Bootle.