February 2017 Autographs & Memorabilia Auction - Ends Saturday, Feb 25th
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 2/25/2017
1963 would be a crucial transitional year for the boys from Liverpool. With The Beatles gaining momentum in the U.K., Brian Epstein would sign the band up for the largest gig to date, a sixteen-day tour around England with one of the largest stars at that time, Roy Orbison. To put into context how important this tour was for The Beatles, Orbison would actually start out as the headline act, but due to overwhelming demand for the audience, The Beatles would finish the tour as the lead act. For many in the U.K., this would be the first time they paid any attention to the band that quickly became a national phenomenon by year's end, largely due to the Orbison tour. Given the importance of this tour in music history, having a Beatles-signed Roy Orbison tour program alone - let alone one signed by the Beatles AND Orbison himself - is similar to the "Holy grail" of signed Beatles albums, "Sgt. Pepper". This is an unbelievably rare collectible, and all of the autographs have rendered a near perfect MINT 9 grading by PSA/DNA! The Beatles all signed on the same page of the program next to their picture. The program itself is in great shape, with only minor handling wear as it was kept as a treasure from the original recipient. A combination of the importance of this tour, external & internal condition of the program & the quality of the signatures makes this a true gem for any music collector/historian. A full letter of authenticity & grading has been provided by PSA/DNA with an overall grade of MINT 9, along with a full letter of authenticity from Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo.
The Beatles & Roy Orbison Phenomenal Multi-Signed 1963 "The Beatles & Roy Orbison" Concert Program - PSA/DNA Graded MINT 9 & Caiazzo!
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