Derek Plant found the original version of the White Album track ‘Happiness is a Warm Gun’ in a Ken Dodd record sleeve just as he was heading to take the box the landfill
By Sophie McCoid Alahna Kindred News Reporter
A man was stunned to discover a £10,000 rare Beatles recording that was in a pile of “rubbish” while clearing out his dad’s house after he died.
Derek Plant found the original version of the White Album track “Happiness is a Warm Gun” in a Ken Dodd record sleeve which he was about to throw into the tip.
Dad Harry bought the record in a box of old records at a car boot fair 40 years ago and didn’t realise the 7ins acetate demo recording – which that differs significantly from the final version used on the 1968 album – was in the box.
When he died in 2009, Derek was left with the records but kept the box in his garage.
Derek put the box in his van to take to the landfill and spotted the rare record just in time when the acetate disc slipped out of the sleeve of a Ken Dodd and the Diddymen LP and fell onto his drive, the Liverpool Echo reports.