Charity auctioning extremely rare version of The Beatles’ debut single

The British Heart Foundation is auctioning an extremely rare version of The Beatles’ debut single – after digging it out of a pile of donations.

One of the only 250 promo discs made of Love Me Do, which was the sent to radio shows and reviewers to promote the song, is now up for grabs on eBay – the price currently at £2,556 after 20 bids.

The rock band’s disc was discovered in a parcel of records donated to one of the foundation’s charity shops – but is set to sell for far higher than the current top bid.

A spokesman for The British Heart Foundation said: “This is one of only 250 pressed and was originally sent as a 7” promo single sent to radio stations to play.”

The song was written, primarily by Paul McCartney, several years before it was recorded and before The Beatles existed – he wrote it while skipping school.

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