Beatles - George Harrison Worn D.A. Millings Suit Jacket and Ringo Starr Worn D.A. Millings Trousers Both Worn on the Beatles...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
DescriptionBeatles - George Harrison Worn D.A. Millings Suit Jacket and Ringo Starr Worn D.A. Millings Trousers Both Worn on the Beatles US Tour (1965). Two absolutely incredible pieces of history related to the Beatles and the entirety of Rock n' Roll: 1) a black three-button suit jacket, with a label on the inner-right breast reading "Guild Tailoring / D.A Millings & Son / ...London W.I. / Gerrard 5276 / Expressly"; two pockets in the inner lining - one of which bears a D.A. Millings & Son label with "George Beatle" handwritten on it in black ink, one breast pocket and two waist pockets, worn by George Harrison on stage during the Beatles second tour of the United States in 1965, which included a performance on The Ed Sullivan Show; 2) a pair of black D.A. Millings trousers, worn by drummer Ringo Starr on stage during that very same tour; the outer lining of the right pocket marked "Ringo" in blue ink, the zipper stamped "Lightning". Attached to the button hole of the trousers is a fabric tag reading "Press 423". Considering the age and importance of both pieces, both are in Fine condition, with a dozen or so tiny moth-holes to the outer fabric of the jacket, and very light wear to the trousers, consistent with wear. Close inspection of the two items leaves no doubt that the fabric used in each is identical.
Beginning on August 15, 1965 the Fab Four embarked on a ten-city, eleven-date tour of the United States - with one stop in Toronto, Canada - with a twelve-song setlist comprised of indelible hits "Twist and Shout", "A Hard Day's Night", "Ticket to Ride", and nine others. On this tour was the massive, record-breaking Shea Stadium concert, which saw over 55,000 screaming fans experiencing the event of a lifetime. Film footage shows female fans crying, with some working themselves into such a fervor they fainted! The two-thousand on-hand security officers couldn't control the enraptured crowd, despite their best efforts. An Ed Sullivan-produced documentary was made of the event, airing on the ABC network in 1967. Truly unforgettable.
The Millings jacket was originally obtained through private sale. The trousers were previously sold at RR Auctions. Very few actual stage-worn Beatle clothing items are in private hands and rarely come to auction. Don't miss this chance to own a true piece of history.
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