The Beatles first demonstration single for Parlophone ‘Love Me Do’ has been officially confirmed as sold through Discogs for $14,757.00US (£11,250.00) breaking a Discogs sales record for a 7″ single.

Released on October 5, 1962, this is one of only 250 issued with McCartney (McArtney) incorrectly spelled in the writing credit. The single was purchased through Discogs nearly 55 years to the day of release, having sold on October 9, 2017.

Discogs is the user-built database of music; with a catalog of more than 9,000,000 recordings and 5,000,000 artists and is the largest physical music database in the world. In addition, the platform connects buyers and sellers across the globe with more than 37 million items available and thousands of sellers.

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