For Sale: Rare Color Pics of Beatles in '64
65 slides from first US tour set for the auction block
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 6, 2013 10:48 AM CST
In this photo taken Dec. 29, 2012, auctioneer Paul Fairweather holds four color transparencies of The Beatles taken during their first tour of the USA in 1964.    (Dave Thompson)

(Newser) – Unpublished early color photographs of the Beatles' first US tour will be sold at a UK auction. The photos were taken during the band's 1964 visit to the US, when color film was expensive and most images of the group were in black and white. The collection of 65 slides contains many stage shots, including George Harrison with his legendary red Rickenbacker guitar and close-up portraits from a Las Vegas Sahara Hotel press conference and Las Vegas Convention Centre gig.

The images were taken by Dr. Robert Beck, who died in 2002 and left them in an archive of photographs and slides in his Hollywood home. Omega Auctions said today the images will be sold March 22—exactly 50 years after the Beatles released their first album.

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The_Guy
Jan 13, 2013 6:47 AM CST
WE ALL LIVE IN A SOCIALIST REGIME!
1492
Jan 7, 2013 8:38 PM CST
It was "Twist and Shout" and " I wanna Hold your Hand" that got me out on the dance floor and still do today! It was "Something" that got my dancing beauty's head on my shoulder.....I miss you guys.... Never thought it would be over......Never in my illogical mind .....I thought it would never end! Thank You!
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Jan 6, 2013 2:26 PM CST
The greatest band ever.