The demo vinyl record that persuaded music producer George Martin to sign up The Beatles - a ‘unique’ piece of British music history - will be sold off next month, auctioneers said on Friday. ‘The unique ten-inch 78 RPM acetate record featuring ‘Hello Little Girl’ on one side and ‘Till There Was You’ on the other was pressed at the HMV record store on Oxford Street in London,’ said Omega Auctions, based in Warrington in northwest England.–AFP

It was pressed by the group’s manager Brian Epstein to present to Martin at record label EMI ‘in his desperate attempt to get them a recording contract’.AFP