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    Beatles: Early Photo of John Lennon with the Quarrymen! A rare and desirable relic that marks the infancy of what would be rock's greatest legacy, presented here is a 6.5" x 4.75" black and white photograph featuring a teenage John Lennon with his very first band, the Quarrymen. Started in the summer of 1956, the Quarrymen would eventually evolve with Lennon's leadership to become Beatles. This photograph is the earliest known photograph of the Quarrymen, and we believe it to be the first developed from the camera owner's negative. To our knowledge, the negative does exist and has been used to create other prints of the same image in recent years. We also believe this photograph to come from the only known negative of the Quarrymen. Looking at a recent uncropped print from the original negative one would find that this photograph was originally cropped slightly by the film's developer on all sides. The photograph has been well preserved and is in overall fine condition, with only a slight hint of wear at the corners. Accompanying the photograph is a set of contemporary ballpoint pen signatures, accomplished on a 4.5" x 7" card, from the original members of the Quarrymen including Rod Davis, Pete Shotton, Len Garry, Colin Hanton, and Eric Griffiths.

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    Sep-Oct, 2004
    30th-1st Thursday-Friday
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