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    Beatles Signed "Beatles (USA) Ltd." Promo Book And Four Ringo Starr Drumsticks (1964). Twenty-eight page staple bound illustrated book, released to coincide with the Beatles' first US tour. The book is signed boldly by each member of the group on page 3, in blue ink, across the top of a group shot of the Fab Four. Ringo Starr has added a dedication "To Corker, / Best Wishes". Book measures 12" x 12". The book is accompanied by four damaged drumsticks that are believed to have been Ringo's, and a copy of an 8" x 10" b/w publicity photograph of the Beatles and the Bill Black Combo taken during the 1964 tour. Overall, the book is in Very Good condition, with some creasing and wear. The signatures are very nice, clear examples.

    The autographs and drumsticks were obtained by Bill English, a member of the Bill Black Combo, who supported the Beatles on their first US tour, in 1964. At the time, English was a PE teacher at Potosi Junior High School teacher in Missouri. When he returned from the tour he gifted this book to one of the students who attended the school. The photograph included in this lot shows Bill English in the center, with John Lennon's hand resting on his shoulder.
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    Auction Dates
    March, 2019
    16th-17th Saturday-Sunday
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