A New York auction house says it has sold the first recording contract ever signed by the Beatles for more than $90,000.
Heritage Auctions says the 1961 contract was for a recording of a rock and roll version of “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean.”
The single from the recording session in Hamburg was released only in Germany. But it led to the Beatles being discovered by manager Brian Epstein.
The contract was sold Saturday by the estate of German Beatles collector Uwe Blaschke.
Heritage Auctions did not identify the buyer, who paid $93,750.
See the recording contract below: