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Rockhampton sisters have proof they really met The Beatles

Thursday, March 20, 2014

FOR nearly 50 years, Amy Lester and her two younger sisters have been sharing stories about the day they met The Beatles in Brisbane. The Rockhampton women have vivid memories of the monumental event but have never had photographic evidence - until now.

A chance discovery on the internet has unearthed a black and white image showing Amy with band members Ringo Starr and George Harrison. It is credited to photographer John Howard. Also in the photo is a female ranger from Lone Pine Sanctuary, who was there to introduce the English band members to some of Australia's native wildlife. Amy cannot believe the photo has finally come to light, bearing witness to the historic occasion when three indigenous sisters from the small Central Queensland town of Bluff got to mingle with rock royalty. "It's just amazing. It's incredible seeing it after all this time," the 73-year-old said from her Rockhampton home. "For 49 years and nine months we've talked about it but we've had no proof. Now here it is. "The funny thing is that I wasn't really a Beatles' fan at the time. It was Joan and Mona who loved them."

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Source: The Rockhampton Morning Bulletin, Australia

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