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    Beatles’ First Recording Contract to be Auctioned

    What’s German for Beatlemania? Deutschland bet on the Fab Four before they broke big, and next month, the band’s first-ever recording contract — for the release of “My Bonnie” with German label Polydor — is being sold by Heritage Auctions in New York as part of a Beatles memorabilia collection. Ringo’s not in the six-page document, because the group was still rolling with original drummer Pete Best. But one lucky Beatlemaniac is expected, to the tune of around $150,000, to snag this piece of history.

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