This autographed guest list is extremely interesting as it appears to document a previously unknown performance by The Beatles in February, 1965. Further research with the Daily Mirror archive has revealed that the Golden Ball was organised by the newspaper to celebrate reaching record sales of five million copies per day. The ball was held on Thursday 18th February, 1965 at the Royal Albert Hall, London and tickets went on sale for 25 shillings.
The vendor worked for the Daily Mirror in the Publicity Department at the time, and recalls that the Beatles arrived at the Royal Albert Hall to perform a couple of songs on stage with various other artists, and were invited by the Directors of the paper to have a drink in a private room following their performance, which is when she acquired their autographs.
The photograph illustrated [not included in this sale] is one of a set of rare and unseen photographs of The Beatles recently uncovered by Mirrorpix.com, and shows The Beatles on stage at the Royal Albert Hall for The Daily Mirror's Golden Ball. To see more photographs from this event, go to www.mirrorpix.com.