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Rare Beatles in Seattle photos unveiled by MOHAI

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) will present starting Friday a pop-up exhibit of nine photos taken from the Beatles' first Seattle concert in 1964. The display, which will be found in MOHAI's Grand Atrium, commemmorates the 50th anniversary of the rock legends' Northwest leg of their visit, made during their first trip to the United States. Taken by Timothy Eagan, the images capture the Aug. 21, 1964 concert at the Seattle Center Coliseum. Eagan, who would later become a P-I staff photographer, was 19 years old when he took the photos. In addition to the pop-up exhibit, MOHAI will add 27 images to its online photo archives for public access. In all, 80 negatives were donated to MOHAI by Timothy Eagan's brother, Mike Eagan.

The display will run through Sept. 1. Take a peek at a few of the featured photos, along with some other photos chronicling The Beatles' stay at the Edgewater during that same tour stop. Moreover, Seattle Center will host a Beatles Week starting Monday, including Beatles-themed activities at the Seattle Children's Museum, a Beatles laser show, a cover band concert and an International Fountain program synchronized to Beatles music.

Source: Seattle PI

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