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You could own a piece of Beatles history

The original management contract that The Beatles signed with Brian Epstein in January 1962 is going up for bid at an online-only auction hosted by Sotheby's in London that's scheduled to run from July 1 to July 9.


The document, which was signed by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and original Beatles drummer Pete Best, is estimated to sell for between $256,000 to $385,000 USD.


The contract gave Epstein the responsibility of finding gigs for the band, as well as handling the group's publicity and managing its schedule. The agreement also tasked Brian with advising the band "on all matters concerning clothes, make-up and the presentation and construction of the [group's] acts."


After Best was replaced by Ringo Starr, The Beatles signed a new contract with Epstein. That document sold at a 2015 Sotheby's auction for more than $550,000.

Brian managed The Beatles until his death in 1967 from an overdose of sleeping pills.