THE BEATLES 'Love Me Do' 7 Inch DEMO / PROMO 'McArtney' Spelling Parlo Rim - M24
  £   9,400
  $   12,072


£   9400 Sold For
Mar 13, 2019 End Date
Mar 3, 2019 Start Date
£   1000 Start price
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ULTRA RARE - THE BEATLES 'Love Me Do' 7 Inch DEMO / PROMO 'McArtney' Spelling Parlo Rim

Here Is The Original Demo / Promo For The Beatles Debut Single 'Love Me Do'

This was the first single released by The Beatles

Parlophone 45-R 4949

Red 'A' On White Label.

'The Parlophone Co' Rim Text In Both Caps And Lower Case

McCartney Is Spelled Wrong On The Songwriting Credit, 'McArtney'

Ardmore & Beechwood Credit

Around 250 Were Made Back In 1962 To Send To Radio Stations. They were turned down by Decca just before this period. Had this demo not been sent around to all these radio  stations, you may have never heard of The Beatles today!

Incredibly rare!

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A): 7XCE 17144-1N
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B): 7XCE 17145-1N
  • ZT Tax Code In The Run-out



Item Condition

Vinyl In Good Condition. (A Few Light Surface Marks) Also Has Slight Warp In The Intro.

In Generic White Sleeve.


How Records are graded

As our items are donated, they may appear with dust and the odd finger mark to the surface and therefore may require cleaning 

  • EXCELLENT . Item has been played but surface appears to be clear with no signs of scratches or scuffs.  Item may have some light dust build-up.  The sleeve will have minimal corner/edge/shelf wear but no dents or damage.

  • VERY GOOD . Vinyl surface may have a few light surface marks and some dust build-up. Cover may have some light signs of wear to edges & corners. No dirt or marks.

  • GOOD . Vinyl has a number of light lines and scuffs but still looks very playable with no major issues, may be in need of cleaning but ultimately a practical, playable record. Sleeve has issues such as corner/edge wear and some dents, possibly some light sticker residue. May show light dirt.

  • FAIR. The vinyl has obviously been played a number of times and may have lost its sheen. The will also be a number of surface marks. Sleeve will have discolouring, creasing and general wear.

  • POOR . Surface has deep scratches, dirt and scuffs. Likely to play with skips or be unplayable altogether.  Sleeve is torn, worn or dirty. Generally this is reserved for a collectable record.

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