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    Beatles - Rare 1963 Royal Command Performance Program (UK, 1963). The Beatles November 4, 1963 performance in front of Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mother found the band on the verge of world domination. In little more than three months the band would invade the U.S. and the rest, as they say is history. The program measures 8.25" x 11.5" with the titles on the cover embossed in black with the queen's royal warrant stamped in gilt. The program is staple-bound with a royal blue cord and tassel ornament. There were 19 acts on the bill that night at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London including Tommy Steele, Marlene Dietrich with Burt Bacarach at the piano, Donald Swann, Wilfrid Brambell and Michael Flanders, but undoubtedly The Beatles were the main attraction. Seventh on the bill, they performed "From Me to You", "She Loves You", "Till There Was You" and "Twist and Shout". It was before their last song that a cheeky John Lennon uttered his now famous line: "For our last number, I'd like to ask your help. Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewelry...". In Fine condition, with some light age toning, handling wear, and a smoothed vertical fold. From the Connie and Dennis Dailey Monumental Beatles Collection.

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