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Offered here is an original concert program from "The Beatles Christmas Show" concerts that ran between December 24th, 1963 and 11th January 1964 at the Astoria Theatre in Finsbury Park, London, England. This program has been autographed on the first inside page by The Beatles in black ballpoint pen on their respective images. John Lennon has added the words ‘love to Ada and Arthur from John Lennon (a band)’. Paul McCartney has added the words ‘All the best’ above his name. George Harrison has added the inscription ‘To Ada and Arthur all the best from’ above his name. George also made a small mistake when he was writing the name ‘Arthur’ and has written ‘(sorry about that!) with an arrow pointing to it above his inscription. Finally, Ringo Starr has written ‘To Ada and Arthur My other Mum and Dad love and Best Wishes Ringo Starr xxx’.

Many of the others artists on the bill have also signed. The other artists that have signed the programm are Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, three members of the Fourmost (missing Mike Millward), Cilla Black who has written ‘To Mike’s Lovely relations Ada & Arthur “that’s all” (I didn’t know it was me Mum & Dad) (silly) Cilla xxxxxxx Your Dear’, Tommy Quickly who has written ‘Best Wishes to Mikes Mum and Dad’ above his name and The Barron Knights. The program was signed for the parents of Mike Millward, rhythm guitarist in the Fourmost. The group was signed to Brian Epstein’s NEMS stable of artists.

The program measures 21.25cm x 27.5cm (8.4 inches x 10.8 inches). It has had a tear professionally repaired on the spine and two tape stains have been repaired on the back cover. The condition is very good plus. The cover of the program features the image of The Beatles that was used on the on the group’s second album sleeve ‘With The Beatles’ that was released on November 22nd, 1963, just over a month before the concerts started. The photograph was taken by Robert Freeman, it was captured at the Palace Court Hotel, Bournemouth, England on August 22nd, 1963, whilst The Beatles were in the town to perform a series of concerts at the Gaumont Cinema.

Accompanied by a full Letter of Authenticity from Beckett Authentication Services (BAS).

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Final prices include buyers premium.: $25,703.31
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