The Beatles – Fully Signed NEMS Letter With Perry COX COA & Tony Barrow Letter
An extremely rare typed and signed letter sent by The Beatles to Atlanta DJ Paul Drew, who traveled with them during their 1964 and 1965 U.S. Tours; along with a typed and signed letter from Beatles press officer Tony Barrow, confirming details for the 1965 tour.
On both the ’64 and ’65 tours, Drew accompanied The Beatles on their chartered plane, interviewing the group many times, and introducing them at their August 18, 1965 concert at Atlanta Stadium. Drew went on to become one of the most important radio programmers in the America, and interviewed the individual Beatles numerous times after the group split (see photos.)
The Beatles wrote to Drew on September 6, 1965, six days after the end of their second U.S. Tour, and only six days before beginning recording sessions for Rubber Soul.
On NEMS stationery The Beatles write “Dear Paul, We just thought that we would like to write to you all and say thanks very much for your help on the tour. We enjoyed it and appreciated your patience and co-operation. Hope to see You Next Year.” John Lennon, Paul McCartney and John Lennon each sign with their first names, reflecting their then close relationship with Drew. George Harrison signs with his first and last names.
The letter and envelope have been authenticated by Perry Cox, a world recognized expert in Beatles handwriting and collectibles.
Cox notes in his letter of authenticity “The letter is in great VG+++ condition bearing some proper light handling and proper folds for envelope insertion. The Beatles have all signed in matching black ballpoint pen. It has some light fading over time, but is still in great shape and very visible retaining about 80 to 85% of its original contrast.”
Tony Barrow’s letter, also on NEMS stationery, is dated August 5, 1965 and gives Drew details for the upcoming tour.
Any official NEMS correspondence having to do with The Beatles is rare and highly collectible. These two pieces are truly extraordinary; the first one of a very few signed letters from The Beatles, and the second, a letter regarding their second U.S. Tour from their legendary publicist to a Beatles insider.
Both letters 8” x 10”, in very good+++ to excellent condition, with mailing folds. With Perry Cox’s letter of authenticity and Recordmecca’s written lifetime guarantee.
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