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Item 5202 - Beatles 1963 Swedish Program Catalog 596 (Nov 2020)

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Sold Price: $3,845.00 (includes buyer's premium)

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Original vintage program for the Beatles' 1963 Autumn tour of Sweden held between October 25th and 29th, 5.75 x 8.25, signed over the band image in blue ballpoint by John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr. The front and back covers are affixed together. In very good condition, with trimmed edges, two short edge tears, slight fuzziness to the signatures from onetime exposure to moisture, and poor contrast to parts of all of the signatures except Harrison's. Months before Beatlemania swept across the United States with the band's legendary performance on the Ed Sullivan Show, the Fab Four traveled to Sweden for a five-concert tour that showcased an edgier side of the Beatles, injecting standard rhythm and blues with a frenetic punk pace and attitude. Despite their popularity in Sweden, The Beatles were second on the bill to Joey Dee and the Starliters, however, the band's television appearance on Drop In, and their subsequent seven-song set at Stockholm's Karlaplansstudion, quickly secured their status among Swedish audiences.

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