Got $26,000 or so to burn? That’s the expected selling price at an upcoming auction for a long-lost demo Paul McCartney recorded for Cilla Black.
Black turned the song “It’s For You”, written by McCartney and John Lennon, into a top ten hit in the U.K. in 1964. The demo was lost for more than half a century — until Black’s family found it after her passing last year.
The surviving relatives assumed it was just a copy of Black’s single and took it to a Beatles expert. Stephen Bailey, the aforementioned Beatles expert, says he was speechless and shaking with excitement when he realized it was McCartney singing on the demo and not Black.
The Beatles Liverpool Auction house will sell the demo August 27th.
Visit www.beatlesauction.co.uk for more details and to hear a 20-second clip.