Facebook.com/TheBeatlesA collection of rare and unpublished color photographs of the Beatles is due to be sold at auction. The Guardian reports the 65 photos were taken during the Fab Four’s visit to the U.S. in 1964 by research physicist Bob Beck, who **** in 2002.
The collection includes photos of the band in action on stage as well as close-up portraits from a press conference at the Las Vegas Sahara hotel, and snapshots of the group at a private Beverly Hills party thrown by Alan Livingstone, who was president of Capitol Records at the time.
The collection will go on sale March 22, fifty years to the day after the Beatles released their first album, Please Please Me.
Speaking on behalf of the British Beatles Fan Club, Ernie Sutton told The Guardian, "New photographs that emerge of the Beatles are always of interest to the fans, but with the majority of photographs from this tour in black and white, it is a delight to see color photographs from that historic tour."
Omega Auctions in Stockport, England, estimates the color photographs will fetch up to $25,000.
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