10 July 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 10,000
Estimate GBP 7,000 - GBP 9,000
A rare signed promo slick for A Hard Day's Night, Parlophone Records, 1964, signed on the front in black ballpoint pen by all four Beatles next to their respective black and white image; accompanied by an Eagle Airways sticker -- 4½x4½in. (11.5x11.5cm.) (2)
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This promo slick was obtained by the vendor who worked as an Air Stewardess for Eagle Airways. She was aboard the flight from London to Liverpool on 10 July, 1964 with The Beatles and was given the signed slick during the flight. The Beatles were flying to Liverpool for the Northern Première of A Hard Day's Night the same day as the release date for the album. They arrived in their home city to streets lined with adoring fans following the success of their first American tour.
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M. Lewisohn Op. cit 1992, pp.165