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Item 175 - Quarrymen Catalog 382 (Jan 2012)

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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Sold Price: $519.60 (includes buyer's premium)


Original 6 x 6.75 star from the ceiling of the Casbah Coffee Club, #7/200, matted and framed to an overall size of 18.5 x 24 with a certificate of authenticity signed in black felt tip by Roag, Rory, and Pete Best. In expected very good condition. A historic site in the annals of Beatle lore is the Casbah Coffee Club, the venue in the West Derby section of Liverpool opened by Mona Best, mother of future Beatles drummer Pete Best. It was in August 1959 that The Quarry Men (Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, and Ken Brown) arrived at the club to arrange their first booking, whereby Mrs. Best enlisted their help in painting the walls and ceiling with spiders, dragons, rainbows, and stars. The group made its debut on August 29, playing seven successive Saturday nights until Brown’s dismissal on October 10. An item in a Liverpool newspaper covered the opening night, mentioning the names and addresses of The Quarry Men and touting them as ‘four young men making a name for themselves in the world of skiffle and ‘pop’ music.’ It wasn’t until October 1960 that they returned as The Beatles with their newest member, drummer Pete Best. The four band members are seen in a reproduction photograph taken during their tenure at The Casbah, along with a reproduction of the original club sign. It’s certainly a possibility that this particular star was painted by one of the Quarry Men! RRAuction COA.

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