Unreleased Beatles demo up for auction on eBay


You’d best save your pennies for this one. Image by United Press International, photographer unknown

If you’re a Beatles fan with money to burn you could be the owner of an unreleased demo by them

This really will be music to the ears of fans of The Beatles. It’s been revealed that an unreleased demo by the Fab Four is currently up for auction on eBay. So, drop everything, fire up your eBay account and get ready for war to commence!

The demo in question is a 1963 recording of What Goes On. This version features John Lennon on vocals instead of Ringo Starr and has different lyrics to the previously released version.

Record company Parlogram have given their blessing to the sale and the demo’s eBay listing reads: “What Goes On first appeared on the UK edition of Rubber Soul in December 1965. It eventually surfaced in the U.S.A. in June 1966 on the legendary Yesterday And Today LP. However, the origins of the song go way back to the days before the Beatles.”

Continuing: “In his Playboy interview of November 1980, John Lennon described the song as being written by “Me. A very early song of mine”. In fact, he wrote it for his group The Quarrymen in the late 1950’s.”

The price of the demo currently stands at £2,272 and you can place your bid for it here.

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