It was 50 years ago today... give or take six months or so. A concert programme signed by all four Beatles at their first Sheffield show has been uncovered – selling at auction for £4,200. The programme for one of two City Hall gigs on Saturday March 16, 1963 wasn’t even in mint condition.
True, the item had been signed not once but three times by John Lennon, together with signatures from John, Paul and Ringo all on the same double page spread – a collector’s dream. But the rest of the programme had been cut up to remove two further individual signatures by Harrison and Starr. It seems the snips had been made to share the precious scribbles between the group of friends who had clubbed together to buy the programme – and who presumably waited patiently for the band after the show.
Source: The Star