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Rarest Apple 45 sells for record price on eBay
[Posted by Dave Haber on Monday, 07/27/09 1:25 pm] [Full Blog] [Tweet] [Facebook]

One of the rarest Apple label 45s has just sold for an all time record price on eBay. A "thick" vinyl version of Apple 8 "King of Fuh"/"Nobody Knows" by Brute Force recently sold for ?4,888 ($8,063) to an unnamed bidder.

BeatlesandBeyond Radio host Pete Dicks reports that the record is believed to have been given by John Lennon to his friend Pete Shotton, and has been played on very few occasions.

Pete Dicks says that in his interview with Brute, he asked how many records were made and was told "about 2,000", but these were "thin" vinyl copies, and the one sold was the ever rarer version, sent to Radio Stations for promotional purposes.

EMI originally refused to distribute the record, and Tony Bramwell reports that female staff at EMI's pressing plant refused to press them. Ken Mansfield writes that John Lennon was furious at him for stopping release in the USA. The record was only available via mial order from Apple in 1969, but few were actually sold and Brute took the rest back to the USA where he "gave them away like potatoes".

Pete Dicks' interview with Brute will soon be played on the UKs longest running Beatles themed Radio Show - BeatlesandBeyond. You can get more details of Pete's show at www.beatlesandbeyond.com.

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