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    Sale 5871

    Popular Culture: Rock & Pop

    1 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 152

    The Beatles

    Price Realised  

    The Beatles
    Approximately 800 previously unpublished candid, snap-shots, taken by several fans, various dates from 1968 onwards, the majority in photograph albums, subjects include:
    -John & Yoko's Grapefruit signing at Claude Gill Bookshop, July 1971 (41 colour, 8 black & white);
    -John performing with George at the Lyceum Ballroom, December 1969 (ten colour);
    -individual Beatles entering & exiting several locations including Savile Row and Abbey Road Studios;
    -John wearing a white suit holding Give Peace A Chance placards outside 3 Savile Row;
    -John leaving 3 Savile Row holding copy of the Abbey Road L.P.;
    -Individual Beatles signing autographs;
    -Paul walking with Linda, including shots taken outside a cinema advertising Midnight Cowboy, and others of them leaving Columbia Records;
    -Paul outside his London home;
    -Ringo with Mal Evans;
    -Individual Beatles in different cars, including John's white Mercedes limousine, Paul's purple mini, a white Rolls Royce, Ringo with a white mini, Paul with a convertible Rolls Royce, Paul in a New York taxi;
    -Ringo on the steps of the EMI Recording Studios (Abbey Road);
    -Paul with Martha his Old English sheepdog;
    -Paul playing on the beach with Julian Lennon;
    -Paul walking along the streets of New York with Linda;
    -John walking along the streets of New York, alone and with Yoko; and
    -Wings in concert;
    Majority in colour -- majority 3½x3½in.(9x9cm.)
    These photographs are offered for sale without copyright and other reproduction rights. The buyer must apply to the relevant parties to obtain such clearance and consents as may be necessary.


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    This collection of photographs were compiled by one obsessive fan, who actually ended up on the Apple payroll. The photos include images she took herself, and copies of photos taken by other fans, who would religiously wait outside various Beatle-related addresses in the hope of seeing, and possibly meeting, a member of the band.

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