The Big Three
"By The Way"
b/w
Shane Fenton
"Don't Do That"




Auctioned on eBay in March 2006.

The Big Three were a Liverpool band who were closely associated with The Beatles in "The Savage Young Beatles" days.


The Big Three

Big Three drummer, Johnny Hutchinson occasionally sat in the Beatles' drummer seat when Pete Best was absent and was featured as the drummer in the first photograph of the band using the name "The Beatles" from the May 20, 1960 Larry Parnes audition.

For a short while, guitarist Adrian Barber operated the sound system at The Star Club
in Hamburg during which time he recorded the famous Star Club tapes.







Shane Fenton

Shane Fenton is a London singer popular
in the early 1960s.

AUCTION DESCRIPTION:
see below

MERSEYBEAT acetate
Beatles connection Dick James 63
Brian Epstein's The Big Three & Shane Fenton RARITY !

Item location: Sandbach, Cheshire
United Kingdom
Record Size: Single (7-Inch)
Speed: 45 RPM

HERE IS A 100% MERSEYBEAT GEM. FROM BEATLES MUSIC PUBLISHER OF THE TIME DICK JAMES.

ACETATES ARE VERY RARE METAL BASED THEY ARE PRE ANY PROMO TO A RADIO STATION AND ONLY A HANDFUL ISSUED OFTEN WITH A DIFFERENT VERSION TO THE RELEASED TRACK.THIS MAYBE THE ONLY COPY.

THEY CANNOT BE PLAYED MORE THAN A FEW TIMES.

THIS ACETATE CAME FROM THE DICK JAMES OFFICE IN LONDON ORIGINALLY AND THEN VIA A FORMER MEMBER OF A MERSEYSIDE GROUP

THE BIG THREE MANAGED BY BRIAN EPSTEIN HAD A HUGE FOLLOWING IN LIVERPOOL AND RECORDED THE "CAVERN STOMP" THE CLASSIC CAVERN FAVOURITE "SOME OTHER GUY" AND THE FAMOUS LIVE AT THE CAVERN EP RECORD .....................BRIAN EPSTEIN WHO HAD A WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH DICK JAMES WOULD BE WELL AWARE OF THIS RECORD.

SHANE FENTON (IM A MOODY GUY) BECAME ALVIN STARDUST IN THE 70'S

THIS IS A WORN AND SLIGHTLY DAMAGED ITEM BUT REALLY ITS THE HISTORY AND RARITY THAT IS THE INTEREST.

THE DATES FOR BOTH RECORDS TO BE RELEASED IS TYPED ON BY DICK'S SECRETARY.

THE BIG THREE "BY THE WAY" 28TH JUNE 1963

AND SHANE'S (ALVIN)" DONT DO THAT" 12TH JULY 1963.