Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Beatles US Radio Station Promotional Material, 1964 and 1965. This historically interesting lot includes material from two radio stations and illuminates just how important radio was in connecting the Beatles to their young US fans. There are two items from station WAVZ / New Haven CT dating to February 1964: a mimeographed press release noting the station's activities during the first US visit, and a photocopy of high school newspaper from that month, including a report of how a student met the Beatles (probably at the Plaza Hotel in New York) as an invited representative of WAVZ. A much more glamorous meeting of the group befell a young listener of WRTY / Troy NY - the station sent a contest winner to London where she met the Beatles backstage at their 1964/65 Christmas show held at the Hammersmith Odeon. The station later produced a fantastic photographic archive of the promotion in the form of an oversized 14" x 11", 16-page booklet recounting her trip, entitled "Jill Meets The Beatles". The booklet is here, as well as four vintage 8" x 10" photos of the Beatles (and Jill!) at the Odeon performance. These rare and unique items are in overall Very Good condition, with wear and some soiling as expected of items of this age.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    18th-19th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 589

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 December 8 Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Just received the catalog. Incredible! Never seen such a catalog and have been collecting since 1974. Congratulations!
    Philipp K.,
    Marina Del Ray, CA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 March 16 - 17 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 March 16 - 17 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,070,365