John Lennon and Paul McCartney in 1963
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Hear An Unreleased Beatles Demo, Then Bid On It On Ebay
Beatlemaniacs and rare record collectors better get ready to part ways with the contents of their wallets, as a previously-unreleased demo record cut by none other than the Beatles has popped up for auction on eBay, offered by Austia-based vintage record shop Parlogram.
The 7-inch acetate pressing contains a home-recorded version of "What Goes On…", with John Lennon on guitar backed by Paul McCartney's harmonies and a few tinkling piano notes added or overdubbed by an unidentified player.
The song was never performed live by the band, but a re-worked version made the cut for the album Rubber Soul. The version on the demo recording features substantially different verses, though the song's trademark chorus is largely unchanged.
The auction runs until Oct. 1, and the price is already up to £3,000 (about $4,048) with just 11 bids. How much is a piece of Beatles history worth to you?