Rare Beatles Single Featuring Incorrect Spelling Of Paul McCartney’s Surname Set To Sell For £9,000


A rare Beatles single which includes an incorrect spelling of Paul McCartney’s surname, is expected to sell for over £9,000 under the hammer.

The single itself ‘Love Me Do’ is from 1962 featuring ‘P.S I Love You’ is one of just 250 copies. The unique selling point of this is that the singer’s surname is spelt as ‘McArtney’.

This single was also part of a select number of tracks which were pressed and distributed to TV and radio stations before its release on 5 October 1962.

Beatles Single: “especially rare”

Speaking about this rare item, vinyl specialist Rob Smee explained the record’s origins.

“This is an especially rare Beatles single from the very earliest days of the band’s career”, he said. “Being one of only 250 it is of particular interest to Beatles’ collectors and the misspelling of Paul McCartney’s name is both authentic and interesting in itself”. 

This iconic Beatles record goes under the hammer today at Stacey’s Auctioneers.

Speaking of McCartney, the Beatles legend was also recently spotted at a Taylor Swift concert on Sunday (June 23).

The show which is part of the US popstar’s Eras Tour, saw McCartney dance at Wembley Stadium, alongside fellow household names including Jon Bon Jovi, Peter Gabriel, Cate Blanchett, Sophie Turner, Greta Gerwig, Rachel Zegler, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Ellie Goulding, and Andrew Scott.

This was the third of eight Wembley concerts from Swift’s ongoing tour.

At the show, McCartney was spotted dancing to Swift singing ‘But Daddy I Do Love Him’. He could also be seen accepting friendship bracelets from fans, and passing them around.

“We live in a universe where PAUL MCCARTNEY is trading friendship bracelets with swifties”, wrote one fans on social media.

Many clips of McCartney dancing at Swift’s show were shared online. You can check out more footage and Nova’s report on this story here.