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“Meet the Beatles! The First Album by England’s Phenomenal Pop Combo” record album autographed by all 4 group members – John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr. This signed album was given to the New York physician Dr. Jules Gordon during the period in which he treated George Harrison for a sore throat at the time of the Beatles American television debut on the Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964. Thomas Buckley noted in the New York Times on Feb. 8, 1964: “Mr. Harrison, who is known as the quiet Beatle, awoke yesterday with a sore throat. He was treated by Dr. Jules Gordon, used a vaporizer and rejoined his colleagues at the studio late in the afternoon. ‘I should be perfect for tomorrow,’ he said.” (see attached Feb. 8, 1964 New York Times article). According to George Harrison’s sister, Louise Caldwell, Harrison’s health was more serious than reported. In The Beatles Off The Record by Keith Badman, Caldwell recalled: “The doctor said he couldn’t do the Ed Sullivan Show because he had a temperature of 104. But they pumped him with everything. He was thinking about getting a nurse to administer the medicine, every hour on the hour. Then the doctor suddenly realized that I was there and was his sister and he said to me, ‘Would you see to it? It’s probably just as well that you’re here because I don’t think there’s a single female in the city that isn’t crazy about the Beatles! You’re probably the only one who could function around him normally.’” Dr. Gordon was called from his fourth-floor office to the Presidential Suites on the 12th floor where the Beatles were staying. Dr. Jules Gordon was the house doctor at the Plaza Hotel from 1942 until 1985. Original album and album cover. Very good condition, 1 1/4″ split to bottom spine edge. 12-1/4″ H x 12-1/4″ W. Provenance – direct descendant of Dr. Jules Gordon. Dr. Gordon gave this album to the direct descendant in 1964. Winning bidder will be given an affidavit of authentication from the descendant.