Rare Early Beatles Photos Set for Auction

Written by on 13/03/2018

Shots of The Beatles’ first US concerts are expected to sell for £250,000 at auction.

Mike Mitchell, 18 at the time, snapped hundreds of never-before-seen photographs of the band’s performances at the Washington Coliseum and the Baltimore Civic Centre in 1964. He even got on stage to get a better vantage point. “I was very motivated to come up with stuff that was as unique as could possibly be.” Mitchell confessed “I looked and noticed that nobody was up on the stage. I thought, I wonder what it would be like to be up on the stage and see what I could get up there.”

The negatives, taken only with ambient light as Mitchell had no flash, have sat for decades in his basement

The negatives are expected to fetch more than £250,000 when they are sold by Omega Auctions on 24 March.

 

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