Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Unsusual way to "meet the Beatles"

This story is the first I have heard of someone obtaining a Beatles autograph in traffic!

The autographs of John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, [Surrey, 9th May 1966], all signed in blue ballpoint pen to a small sheet of ruled perforated notepaper and beneath the autograph hunter's written request, 'Lets have your autograph', slightly creased and soiled, date written to verso, 12.5 x 10 cm The owner obtained these autographs personally while driving through Richmond, Surrey, on the A316. Sitting at some traffic lights he recognized the Beatles' limousine pulled up beside him and quickly scrawled his autograph request on a scrap of paper and managed to pass it through the window. The lights turned green and both cars set off. At the next of red lights the autographed scrap of paper was returned through the window and the two cars drove on. On this day at 7pm the Beatles recorded the backing track for Paul McCartney's song 'For No-one' which involved on Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

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