LONDON — An acetate record cut by the Beatles before the Liverpool band hit stardom is going on auction.

The 1962 record made at the HMV record store on Oxford Street in London is believed to be the only one made. It was given by the band’s manager, Brian Epstein, to producer George Martin, who later signed the group.

The 10-inch demo record is expected to fetch at least $14,000 when it goes on auction March 22 in Warrington.

Ian Shirley, the editor of Record Collector “Rare Record Price Guide,” described the record as a “Holy Grail” item that helped Epstein “to start the ball rolling to musical world domination.”

– From news service reports