The Beatles – Red Parlophone Love Me Do 45
A beautiful UK 'Red Parlophone' first pressing of the Beatles debut single, 'Love Me Do/P.S. I Love You,' in Near Mint condition. This pressing was the first Beatles record released anywhere in the world, and is such extremely collectible. Soon after the release of this single, Parlophone changed the design of their 45 labels to the famous black label with silver printing, making the 'Red Parlophone' copies of the Beatles debut quite scarce. This is the earliest pressing, with the embossed ZT tax code on the center of the A-Side. Furthermore, only the red label copies feature the early version of 'Love Me Do' with Ringo on drums (replaced on the black label copies and their debut album with a version featuring session drummer Alan White, and Ringo on tambourine.) The labels here are in superb NM condition, while the vinyl grades NM/NM-. The single comes in the original multicolored diamond design sleeve. One of the cleanest examples we've ever seen of this historic–and fantastic–debut single.
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