Fully-signed program from The Beatles’ Second Christmas Show in 1964, featuring charming Lennon-designed covers
Fabulous program from The Beatles' Second Christmas Show, presented at the Hammersmith Odeon from December 24, 1964, to January 16, 1965, 8.25 x 10.75, featuring printed images by John Lennon from the Christmas edition of In His Own Write. Signed in blue ballpoint on the second and third pages next to their images by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. In fine condition, with a light central vertical bend and only slight handling wear. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from noted Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo, in part: “These signatures date precisely from the period of their engagement at the Odeon Cinema, and in fact the program was signed in January of 1965 for the show’s producer at the venue, Peter Yolland. This is a stellar example of this scarce signed Beatles concert program.” Among the acts to share the stage for the twice-nightly shows were the Jeff Beck edition of The Yardbirds, Freddie & The Dreamers, Elkie Brooks, and the seemingly ever-present Sounds Incorporated. The Beatles opened with 'Twist and Shout,' and followed up with 'I'm A Loser,' 'Baby's in Black,' 'Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby,' 'Can't Buy Me Love,' 'Honey Don't,' 'I Feel Fine,' 'She's a Woman,' 'A Hard Day's Night,' 'Rock and Roll Music,' and the closer 'Long Tall Sally.' The show ran for 20 nights with only two days off, and would be be the last series of Christmas shows as the group then shifted their focus towards the studio. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.