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­Unpublished color photos of the Beatles’ first US tour up for auction

Published time: January 06, 2013 16:03
Edited time: January 06, 2013 22:03
English band The Beatles (from left to right), John Lennon, Paul McCartney ,Ringo Starr and George Harrison are pictured in 1964 (AFP Photo/C.Press)

English band The Beatles (from left to right), John Lennon, Paul McCartney ,Ringo Starr and George Harrison are pictured in 1964 (AFP Photo/C.Press)

Some 65 unpublished color photographs dating from 1964 and the Fab Four’s first tour of the US have been put up for auction.

According to the British Beatles Fan Club spokesperson quoted by the BBC, "new photographs that emerge of The Beatles are always of interest to the fans.” These seem to be an even more precious catch as they are in color.  

“With the majority of photographs from this tour in black and white, it is a delight to see colour photographs from that historic tour."

The pictures on offer, taken by award-winning physicist Dr. Robert Beck, depict the famed Liverpool band during their 1964 US tour. Pictures show the stars on stage, during press conferences and in informal meetings.

The series of photographs will be auctioned through Omega Auction on March 22, which is also the 50th anniversary of the release of the Beatles’ first album, Please Please Me.

According to auction house spokesperson Paul Fairweather the shots are expected to sell for between $16,000 and $25,000.