Photos from Beatles First US Tour Impact Auction
May 7, 2015
Photographs from The Beatles first US tour have hit the auction block. Most of the photos were taken in one session during the Beatles first ever US tour in 1964. Eve Bowen was able to capture these moments by documenting the band’s epic journey. Some of the photos feature The Beatles’ train ride from New York to Washington D.C., as well as the band’s press conference for their tour. The photo from The Beatles’ dress rehearsal for the Ed Sullivan Show is also available on the auction; the photo shows the band rehearsing “I Want To Hold Your Hand” in 1964. The auction started today at 12pm (Eastern standard time), and it is being held on the Invaluable website.
In related Beatles news, Paul McCartneyrevealed the details regarding his first US arena show this year. The legend will perform on June 21st in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Tickets for his show are on sale now, and the tickets can be purchased on the Ticketmaster website. Along with his show in Philadelphia, McCartney will also perform at the Firefly Music Festival in Dover (Delaware) and Lollapalooza on July 31st in Grant Park (Chicago). This month, McCartney is scheduled to travel to the United Kingdom for shows in London on May 23rd and 24th, Birmingham on May 27th, and Liverpool on May 28th. McCartney will also perform in Marseille, France on June 5th; Amsterdam, Netherlands on June 7th and 8th; Roskilde, Denmark on July 4th; Fornebu, Norway on July 7th; and Johanneshov, Sweden on July 9th.
As a solo artist, the legend has dropped over twenty studio albums. Some of those projects include Wild Life, Venus and Mars, Wings at the Speed of Sound, Back to the Egg, Tug of War,Give My Regards to Broad Street, Pipes of Peace, and his latest effort New. New was dropped in 2013, and it features the singles “New,” “Queenie Eye,” “Save Us,” “Appreciate,” and “Early Days.” The project reached Number 3 on the Billboard 200, UK Albums, and Canadian Albums chart. New features production by Paul Epworth (Florence + the Machine and Adele) Mark Ronson, and Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams and Ray LaMontagne).
Invaluable and Leonard Joel Auction House Partner for “Unique Beatles Photographic Auction” on May 7th
May 6, 2015
Beatles fans listen up! Tomorrow May 7th, Invaluable-the premiere online auction marketplace-and the Leonard Joel Auction House are teaming up to auction off the largest unique collections of Beatles photography memorabilia ever assembled. The auction goes live at 12:00 PM AEST which means for those in the U.S., the bidding begins tonight!
A total of 81 lots will be up for grabs. Here are a few highlights:
Lot 6: The Beatles on their way from New York- Washington, D.C. train ride during the Beatles first U.S. visit in February 1964 (featured above).
Lot 9: 2X Images of The Beatles during a press conference on their way from New York- Washington, D.C. train ride during the Beatles first U.S. visit in February 1964 (featured above).
Lot 40: The Beatles performing on the Ed Sullivan Show circa 1964. The Sullivan photo was taken during the dress rehearsal for the show on February 9, 1964, during which the Beatles recorded three songs for later broadcast (February 23, 1964). The photo is of them performing “I Want To Hold Your Hand” (featured above).
The condition of the Beatles negatives are as shown in the scans online and have not been touched up. They come with a 1 of 1 edition print which was done this year in order to better illustrate these beautiful pieces during the viewing and to show how the negatives translate.
Morgan Young from Invaluable’s marketing team had this to say about the photos:
"The majority of the Eve Bowen photos were taken in one session on the train journey to Washington U.S.A during the Beatles first ever U.S tour in 1964 and offer a lovely insight into what seem to be very playful men. Most of the negatives were acquired as a group and several have been previously illustrated online with the consent of the vendor. What makes this opportunity so unique is that they come with copyright so the owner may use the image and reproduce it as they wish.”