Former Radio Luxembourg director Tony Prince is auctioning off his entire album collection to spend on his newest enterprise, www.uniteddj.com.
Radio Luxembourg was the first radio station in the world to play The Beatles. That is documented with a fax from Paul McCartney (a friend of Tony’s from back in the day). Tony is auctioning the first Beatles single played on Radio Luxembourg. And, it’s signed by McCartney, the record that launched The Beatles career.
Estimate: £15,000 – £20,000
Radio Luxembourg ‘first ever’ played copy of Love Me Do. An incredible piece of music history. This the Radio Luxembourg library copy of ‘Love Me Do’, this being the very 7″ played by Radio Luxembourg DJs during the period. RL is widely acknowledged to be the first of the radio stations to give the Beatles airtime and were crucial in launching the Fab Four on their way to superstardom. The framed display includes a demonstration copy of the record (45-R 4949) with visible A side seemingly in Ex condition (with incorrect McArtney spelling) and with label signed in blue ink by Paul McCartney. Also a 1994 telegram sent from MPL to Tony Prince with body to read ‘Dear Tony, I’m happy to confirm that I first heard ‘Love Me Do’ (our first release) on Radio Luxembourg. Did I ever thank you for playing it? If not, I do now. Cheers, All the very best’ with signature (facsimile) by Paul McCartney. Frame measures 28 x 18″.