Vintage tour program photo from the band’s 1963 tour with Chris Montez and Tommy Roe, 8 x 10.25, 14 pages, signed on the back cover in blue ballpoint, “George Harrison,” “Ringo Starr,” “Paul McCartney,” and “John Lennon.” The original ticket stub from their show on March 15 is affixed to the first page. In very good condition, with three horizontal folds (most noticeable near Ringo’s face), overall handling creases, a few small stains, and cover detached from inner pages. Accompanied by a note of provenance from the mother of the original owner, stating that the autographs were obtained at their show in Bristol on March 15, 1963, as well as a letter of authenticity from noted Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo. Originally planned with Montez and Roe as the headliners—as indicated by the Beatles being listed 5th in the program—the Beatles slid into the headlining spot after the first night of the tour on March 9. With ‘Please Please Me’ on its third week at number one, and the highly anticipated release of the debut album of the same name just two weeks away, it was clear that Beatlemania had taken hold. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.
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