Vintage 7 x 9.25 tour program photo from the band’s 1963 tour with Chris Montez and Tommy Roe, signed in blue ballpoint, “Ringo Starr xxx,” “John Lennon xx,” “Lots of love, Paul McCartney xxxx,” and “George Harrison.” Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 23.25 x 17.75. Moderate creasing, not affecting legibility of signatures, central horizontal and vertical folds, and a couple of small separations, otherwise very good condition. All the signatures are quite large and bold. Accompanied by a copy of the fully intact original program and a 1999 letter of authenticity from noted Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo who indicates the signatures were acquired circa March 1963. This tour was originally to be headlined by Chris Montez and Tommy Roe, however after the first night of the tour on March 9, 1963, the Beatles became the headliners. This was due to ‘Please Please Me’ spending its third week at number one and though the release of the debut album of the same name was still two weeks away, it was clear that Beatlemania was about to explode. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.
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