A Liverpool Airport notice autographed by the Beatles,
Lot 317
A Liverpool Airport notice autographed by the Beatles,
Sold for £19,800 (US$ 32,841) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Liverpool Airport notice autographed by the Beatles,

Footnotes

  • This sign, believed to be unique, is a record of a momentous return to Liverpool by its most famous sons, for the Northern première of 'A Hard Day's Night'. It is reported that some 3,000 fans greeted them upon arrival at Speke Airport and, after meeting members of the press, the group were driven into the city in a police motorcade, the route lined with more cheering fans.

    The group, and members of their families, were treated to a civic reception at the Town Hall, attended by more than 700 guests, including the Lord Mayor, Bessie Braddock, M.P., Lord and Lady Derby and the Bishop of Liverpool. The Beatles greeted the crowds from the balcony and, despite the formality of the occasion, John could not resist treating them to several 'Sieg Hiel'-type gestures. The Beatles then went on to the Odeon Cinema and the Liverpool police, mounting the largest security operation in their history, struggled to get them safely through the huge crowds.
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