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Beatles contract fetches £365k at auction

Contract fetches £365,000 at auction. Credit: Sotheby's

The contract that launched The Beatles' career has fetched £365,000 at auction.

It is the only management contact signed by the final Beatles line-up (John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr) and their manager Brian Epstein.

It was signed by them all on October 1 1962, just four days ahead of the release of their first single Love Me Do.

The document was sold at Sotheby's "Rock & Pop" auction.