In the summer of 1960, before the Beatles were fully the Beatles, which is to say before Ringo or even Pete Best, they had everything they needed for their storied gig in Hamburg—except a drummer. So they scanned the classifieds of the Liverpool Echo newspaper, and Paul wrote a letter offering an audition to a still-unidentified candidate who’d advertised himself as “Drummer_Young_Free.” Chrisitie’s will offer Paul’s handwritten letter in an auction of pop memorabilia on November 15th, when it’s expected to sell for $11,000.
“Expenses paid,” Paul wrote on August 12,1960, “18 pounds per week (approx) for two months…If interested ring Jacaranda club…Yours sincerely, Paul McCartney of the BEATLES.” Did the would-be Beatle ring? Did he play for them? Or did he miss one of the auditions of the century? More, as they say, may be revealed.
Read more at The Inquisitr.