This Beatles ‘Love Me Do’ 1962 Demo Record was sold for $17,339.31 this past Saturday (Dec. 10) during a 10-day eBay auction. The seller says this original demo is the ‘Holy Grail’ of Beatles items. It’s an original U.K. Parlophone Beatles record, with only 250 copies pressed and given out to DJ’s, music journalists, family and friends.  It carries some really important historical significance.

The single only reached #17, so it was considered a success, which permitted the Beatles to continue recording the single and album ‘Please Please Me.’

It was pressed in 1962 and will soon celebrate its 50th anniversary. Paul McCartney‘s name is misspelled on both sides of the vinyl, without the ‘C’ in Cartney. It is in pristine condition, packaged in its original Top Pop Special Rush Copy sleeve, with the labels shiny white, without marks and the wax has no signs of groove wear, scratches or scuffs.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Edgar Winter and Don Was will be among the guests on Ringo Starr’s new album, “Ringo 2012”, out Jan. 31 on Hip-O. It will be Ringo’s 16th studio album, and have 9 tracks, including a cover of Buddy Holly’s “Think It Over” and a track called “In Liverpool”, co-written with Dave Stewart. Ringo, 71, produced the new album, and also co-wrote songs with Joe Walsh, Van Dyke Parks and Glen Ballard.

Here’s some Bizarro funnies from Dec. 9th