The Beatles: autographs,
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, all signed on autograph book pages (3)
The vendor explains how he got these autographs:
'I got them after the Beatles’ performance at the Odeon Hammersmith in January 1965. I was taken by my aunt (the former ballerina Moira Shearer, of 'Red Shoes' fame) and uncle, the writer and broadcaster Ludovic Kennedy. They had met Paul McCartney at a Christmas party. When they told him they were coming to the concert with two daughters and two nephews (me and my younger brother), he invited us all back stage afterwards. I was 13 years and eight months and wore a shirt with a tab collar which was then all the rage! I shall never forget it. The dressing room was small and cramped. John was sitting on the floor deep in conversation with a man he introduced as ‘my intellectual friend – he’s a teacher’. George and Ringo sat silently smoking. I noticed the washbasin was full of cigarette butts. Paul was the friendliest. He stood chatting to Moira and Ludovic while we passed our autograph books around. I remember very little of the music because of the screaming. Years ago I tore the Beatles’ signatures out of my autograph book and threw the rest away, perhaps unwisely, but there was nothing else of much importance.'
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We are pleased to present a range of Mid-Century and Modern Design in our 17 January Design sale.
Sold for £4,000
Good overall condition. Autographes in ink - not auto pen.
John and Paul are back to back on the green page.
Ringo - pink
George - yellow
11.8 x 8cm, three pages.
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Auction: Design, 17th Jan, 2023
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