On the night the tickets were taken from those attending as they went in. Not many were able to retain their tickets.
Forty-nine years and twenty-two days on from that show we will be auctioning a very rare ticket for that final performance.
|The estimate for this ticket is £5000-£6000
Mark Lewisohn’s book The Beatles Complete Chronicle says that Bob Wooler remembered that on the night Brian Epstein promised that the Beatles would return one day, but they would never play the venue again.
About a dozen fans camped out over night to be sure of getting a good position inside the club to watch the show. In the early hours of the morning a car pulled up near by and Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr got out, chatted to those waiting for a while and signed autographs. The copy of the first issue of Beatles Monthly pictured below was signed at that time for someone who was waiting out in that queue. This is also being sold in the Annual Liverpool Beatles Auction this August.
|The estimate for the autographed magazine above is £500-£600
This will be the 22nd Annual Liverpool Beatles Auction organised by The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street.
The auction will be held on 25th August 2012 at The Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts starting at 10.30am.
A viewing day will be held the day before in the same venue from 11am to 4pm.
This year’s auction is now full, but we will start taking items for our 2013 event from January next year.
Auction catalogues will be available about two weeks before the event.
Full details of the auction, including information about the catalogues and other auction lots, is available on the auction website, http://www.beatlesauction.co.uk/
For details about these, or other specific lots, contact the Beatles Shop manager Stephen Bailey, on 0151 236 8066 or via email email@example.com