Back cover to the Beatles 1964 Spring UK tour, 8 x 10.25, featuring an image of the band posing outdoors in modish attire, signed around the wide light blue border in black ballpoint by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. A collector’s notation in the left border reads, “A.B.C. Cinema, April 29th, 1964.” Matted and framed to an overall size of 12.25 x 14.75. In fine condition, with a pair of horizontal folds passing through two letters of the McCartney signature. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original recipient which reads, in part: “I can confirm that the Scottish Programme for the Beatles tour of Scotland was signed by all four Beatles on April 29, 1964…I was fortunate to meet the group whilst I helped a TV crew & reporter at the ABC in Edinburgh…The crews technician was delayed so the theatre asked for my help to set the lights & switch them on at the side & in front of the group. The Beatles were very friendly & chatted openly a- bout their film to be released plus other topics including the mayhem they had caused over the border.” Less than a month removed from their legendary debut appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, the Fab Four returned to London and spent the bulk of March filming the comedic mockumentary A Hard Day’s Night, the first and most revered of the Beatles’ five motion pictures. Filming finished in under seven weeks and the group scheduled a brief five-show UK spring tour in the waning days of April before heading back overseas for their monumental 1964 world tour. Pre-certified REAL.
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