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By Forstine Carter     Oct 17, 2011 in Entertainment
London - A handwritten letter from Paul McCartney from 1960 found folded inside of a book may shed new light on the Beatles early days.
According to reports from CBS News, CBC and Sun News, a handwritten letter from Paul McCartney offers an audition to a drummer wanting to travel with the Beatles for a two-month gig in Hamburg, Germany.
Pete Best was the group's drummer during the time, he would be replaced by Ringo Starr a couple of years later shortly before the Beatles attained worldwide fame. The identity of the drummer being offered the audition is still not known. The unknown artist had placed an ad in a Liverpool paper, which earned McCartney's response. It isn't known whether the audition ever took place.
Christie's auction house said Monday the letter is dated August 12, 1960, is expected to accumulate more that 7,000 pounds ($11,000) when it's sold on November. 15.
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