Can’t buy me love

…but you can buy the Beatles it seems….

Here is a bit of interesting news theatre-goers!

On the 29th of September at Sotheby’s “Rock & Pop” sale the contract that launched the Beatles career will be up for grabs. They are expecting it to go for 500,000 pounds!!

It is the only management agreement signed by all four Beatles and was finalised on 1 October 1962, four days before the release of their debut single “Love Me Do.”


The contract states that manager Brian Epstein would determine, “all matters concerning clothes, make-up and the presentation” of the band.

Gabriel Heaton, Sotheby’s specialist in books and manuscripts, said: “Without this contract, and the relationship it represents, it seems inconceivable that the Beatles could have achieved all that they did: it took more than inspired musicianship and song-writing to remake popular music.


“The presentation, direction, and internal harmony of the Beatles all owed a huge amount to Brian Epstein. He was, as Paul McCartney has acknowledged, the Fifth Beatle.”

To learn more about this relationship come to Theatre on the Bay and watch our production of Epstein 6th October – 17 October.

Epstein - The Man Who Made The Beatles