BEATLES: Early Photos in Liverpool Auction
The annual hometown auction on August 23rd will feature over 300 lots, including newly uncovered 1961 photos.
If you’re a diehard collector of Beatles memorabilia, you may want to look into airfares to Liverpool next week. Newly discovered rare photos from 1961 and early copies of Merseybeat magazine will highlight the annual Liverpool Beatles Auction.
Organized by The Beatles Shop in the Fab Four’s old hometown, the bidding will take place at Paul McCartney Auditorium at the Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts on August 23rd. It is not an online auction.
Among the items expected to fetch the most is one photograph in which The Beatles — including pre-Ringo-Starr drummer Pete Best — are posed with six girls. It’s said to have been taken at St John’s Hall in Liverpool, the first place they played there after returning from Hamburg in ’61. The photos, which also include an early shot of the group at the Cavern Club, came by way of a man who told The Beatles Shop that they were taken by his father, who used to be a photographer.