>> It began with A Hard Day's Night on vinyl, and grew to comprise nearly 15,000 records and other paraphernalia. Jacques Volcouve's vast Beatles collection going under the hammer in Paris Saturday.>> Starting from 1967 I gave myself an absolutely impossible mission, to own everything concerning The Beatles.>> Impossible perhaps, but he didn't do too badly.
Rare gems include an authentic Beatles wig, blow up dolls and original alternative cover photos for their Abbey Road and Sgt Pepper albums. And unique items include letters he received from George Harrison and Ringo Starr in 1976, thanking him for articles he had written. They could fetch up to 3,000 Euros each.
Money Can't Buy Me Love as the Fab Four once sang, but Volcouve's hoping the cash this lot brings in could at least fund a comfortable retirement.