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    The Beatles On The Helen Shapiro Tour Handbill (UK, 1963). This fantastic handbill captures - almost to the moment - one of the most exciting periods in the Beatles career, precisely when they "hit it big" in Britain. Their second single "Please Please Me" was released on January 11, and went to number one on the British charts on February 22nd. They'd begun a nationwide tour with Helen Shapiro on February 2nd at the bottom of the bill. But with the immediate radio success of the new song, coupled with their second appearance on the Thank Your Lucky Stars television program on February 17th, they quickly moved to second only to Shapiro on the tour bill. The Shapiro tour ended on March 3rd, the day after this Sheffield date, which was two days after John and Paul wrote "From Me To You" on the tour bus, the song quickly recorded as the Beatles' third single on March 5th. For the rest of their careers, the Beatles would be the headlining stars. The 5.5" x 11" flyer in Excellent condition, a slight bit of adhesive residue on the back corners. From The Uwe Blaschke Beatles Collection.

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