Scarce original vintage UK Beatles magazine from 1963, published by PYX, 7.25 x 9.5, 28 pages, featuring a classic color Dezo Hoffman photograph of band in their matching gray collarless suits on the cover, signed in fountain pen, “Paul McCartney,” “Ringo Starr,” and “George Harrison,” and in blue ballpoint, “John Lennon.” In fine condition, with a couple of trivial light brushes to McCartney’s and Harrison’s signatures, not at all detracting from the bright, fresh presentation. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the sister of the original recipient, who writes, in part, “I was jealous that our Maggie and her friends had been allowed to go see them play at the Candie Gardens only a few miles from were [sic] we lived…She and her friend hung around before and after the concert and got quite a few items autographed…Maggie says they were very chatty and friendly especially Paul, but after a while John said if they weren‘t prepared to help load the van up then they had to piss off.” Records show the Beatles only appeared one time at the Candie Gardens, playing two shows on August 8, 1963. The band seldom signed magazines, and this particular magazine, featuring a nearly pristine classic color Hoffman signed image, elevates this item to the upper echelon of rock and roll memorabilia. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.
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