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Lot #5015
Beatles 1965 Ed Sullivan Show Handwritten Set List

The Beatles return to the Ed Sullivan Show

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The Beatles return to the Ed Sullivan Show

Handwritten set list by Brian Epstein's personal assistant Wendy Hanson for the Beatles' Ed Sullivan Show appearance recorded on August 14, 1965, one page, 4.25 x 6, Waldorf Astoria stationery, in full: "I feel fine, I'm down, Ringo - Act Naturally / Ticket to ride, Yesterday, Help, Ed Sullivan." The set list would have been written down by Wendy Hanson during a phone conversation between a member of The Beatles—who were staying at the Warwick Hotel in New York—so that the information could be given to a member of the production for the Ed Sullivan Show. In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks and a letter from Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn, in part: "I have been asked to authenticate this original 1965 note handwritten on the stationery of the Hotel Waldorf-Astoria, New York City. It was written by Wendy Hanson - PA to Beatles manager Brian Epstein - who was accompanying them on the Beatles’ August 1965 North American concert tour. The first engagement - on August 14 1965, the night before the Beatles played at Shea Stadium - was a video recording for The Ed Sullivan Show, and this document gives their six-song set-list, dictated by the Beatles and taken down by Wendy as their aide-memoire."

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Marvels of Modern Music
  • Dates: #571 - Ended December 12, 2019