Lot 65: Beatles Rare contact sheets from the Cavern Used for Production of Mersey Beat Album Cover


February 6, 2014
Chelmsford, United Kingdom

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Description: Three rare contact sheets showing scenes from the cavern as the Beatles played. There are 18 shots of the Beatles performing on stage at The Cavern on one sheet, 33 scenes of the crowd entering and a band playing on another. 12 shots of screaming girls and 8 shots of The Beatles Mentor Bob Wooler who introduced The Beatles to Brian Epstein. An 8x10 b/w photograph of The Beatles performing stamped "Rough Proof" and Peter Kaye Photography on the front and an 8x10 b/w photograph of screaming girls. All the contact sheets and individual photographs bear the Peter Kay Photography Stamp on the back and are hand-dated in biro 1962. They come in an original Peter Kaye folder. With a Promotional copy of the Mersy Beat double album unplayed and bearing a manufaturers copy Not for sale sticker.
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February 6, 2014, 11:00 AM GMT

Chelmsford, United Kingdom

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