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    Beatles Signed September 1963 UK "The Beatles Show" Tour Program. An eight page 7" x 9.375" staple-bound slick paper illustrated tour book produced for a series of four concerts promoted by John Smith, September 4-7, 1963. The front cover features a group photo of the Beatles and the back cover consists of four individual seated portraits taken by their German friend Astrid Kirchherr in November 1962. Each has neatly signed in blue ballpoint next to his portrait, almost certainly after one of the shows on this "mini-tour." It would be difficult to find a nicer example of a Beatles-signed tour book. This one is in Near Mint condition and absolutely perfect for display.

    Even without the Beatles' autographs, this is a rare tour programme. Due to some cancellations on an earlier Mersey Beat Showcase tour that this London promoter had booked, manager Brian Epstein offered Smith this short run of shows, as follows: September 04 - Worcester (Gaumont); 05 - Taunton (Gaumont); 06 - Luton (Odeon); and 07 - Croydon (Fairfield Hall). Ian Crawford, Mike Berry, Rockin' Henri, and Ted King (compere) appeared all four nights in support of the Fab Four; The Fourmost performed at the first three shows and Patrick Dane's Quiet Five played at the final show in Croydon. September 4th was the day that their single "She Loves You" hit Number One during its first week on the charts. The Beatles had conquered Great Britain and in the following months would tour Sweden, France, and of course, the United States. COA from Heritage Auctions.


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    April, 2015
    18th-19th Saturday-Sunday
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