AUTHENTIC GROUP AUTOGRAPHS

ITEM#: AA158
PRICE: $110,000


7.16.17

 
  DESCRIPTION

"MEET THE BEATLES",
CAPITOL T-2047 MONO, RELEASED: 1/20/64, EAST COAST, # 3 COVER
SIGNED ON THE BACK COVER BY THE BEATLES.
AUTOGRAPHED FEBRUARY 9, 1964, "THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW", CBS TELEVISION STUDIO NO. 50, 1697 BROADWAY AT 53RD STREET, NEW YORK CITY

The Beatles' rise to prominence in the United States BEGAN WITH THEIR ARRIVAL TO NEW YORK ON February 7, 1964 - AND was a significant development in the history of the band's commercial Success. In addition to establishing the Beatles' international stature, it changed attitudes to popular music in the United States.

ON SUNDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 9, 1964, THE BEATLES PERFORMED ON 'THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW' BEFORE A THEN-RECORD AMERICAN TELEVISION AUDIENCE OF OVER 73 MILLION PEOPLE. CBS RECEIVED OVER 50,000 REQUESTS FOR TICKETS TO THE SHOW. ONLY A LUCKY 1,500 GOT TO SEE THEIR HEROES IN PERSON. FOR MANY WHO WATCHED THE EVENT, THE SOUND AND IMAGES OF THE GROUP'S PERFORMANCE WAS FOREVER EMBEDDED IN THEIR MINDS, ALONG WITH MEMORIES OF WHERE THEY WERE WHEN PRESIDENT KENNEDY WAS ASSASSINATED AND WHEN MAN FIRST WALKED ON THE MOON. FEBRUARY 9, 1964. THIS WAS THE NIGHT  THE BEATLES AND ALL OF AMERICA HAD BEEN WAITING FOR. IT WAS INDEED "THE BIG TIME" . . . OR AS ED SULLIVAN WOULD SAY . . . "THE REEEALLY BIG SHEW". THE BEATLES HAD MADE IT TO 'THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW' - AND WOULD BE TELECAST LIVE FROM COAST TO COAST WITH AMERICA'S FAVORITE HOST.

THE BEATLES PERFORMED FIVE SONGS, THREE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PROGRAM, "ALL MY LOVING",  "TILL THERE WAS YOU", AND "SHE LOVES YOU", AND TWO IN THE SECOND-HALF IN A DIFFERENT STAGE SETTING, "I SAW HER STANDING THERE" AND "i WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND". IT WAS A DAUNTING YET REMARKABLY CONFIDENT PERFORMANCE.

APART FROM THE BEATLES, THIS HISTORIC EDITION OF THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW ALSO FEATURED MAGICIAN FRED KAPS (TAPED PERFORMANCE TO ALLOW TIME FOR AN EXTENSIVE SET CHANGE AFTER THE BEATLES FIRST SEGMENT), THE CAST OF THE BROADWAY SHOW "OLIVER !" , LED BY SINGER GEORGIA BROWN AND FUTURE MEMBER OF THE MONKEES, DAVY JONES. ALSO, IMPRESSIONIST FRANK GORSHIN, SINGER/BANJOIST TESSIE O'SHEA, THE COMEDY TEAM OF McCALL AND BRILL, and finally, wells & the four fays, a novelty acrobatics act.

THIS MONAURAL VERY FIRST ISSUE OF THE GROUP'S CAPITOL DEBUT ALBUM "MEET THE BEATLES" WAS AUTOGRAPHED BEAUTIFULLY IN BLUE BALLPOINT ON THE BACK COVER FOR THE LIGHTING TECHNICIAN OF "THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW" ON THE DAY OF THE INFAMOUS PROGRAM, SUNDAY, THE 9TH OF FEBRUARY, 1964. THIS FULLY SIGNED "MEET THE BEATLES" IS IN NEAR MINT CONDITION, WITH AUTOGRAPHS THAT ARE PERFECTLY EXECUTED. THE COVER REMAINS IN NEAR MINT CONDITION WITH NO ISSUES AT ALL. NO SPLITS, NO BREAKS, NO CREASES. THIS SIGNED U.S. ALBUM IS UNDOUBTEDLY THE BEST BEATLES COLLECTIBLES THERE IS - THIS HISTORIC ALBUM FROM THIS HISTORIC NIGHT WITH ALL PERFECT SIGNATURES ON A NEAR MINT COVER.


THE SIGNED ALBUM COVER IS ACCOMPANIED BY ITS ORIGINAL MATCHING and correct RECORD in vg+ condition, WHICH IS THE VERY RARE FIRST LABEL VARIATION WITHOUT THE PUBLISHING CREDITS, AND ITS CAPITOL LATE 1963 ROYAL BLUE INNER DUST COVER.
 


THIS HISTORIC SIGNED "MEET THE BEATLES" ALBUM IS PRESENTED PROFESSIONALLY MATTED AND FRAMED, MEASURING 21"  X 23".
 

ACCOMPANIED BY VERY DETAILED LETTERS OF AUTHENTICITY FROM FRANK CAIAZZO AND PERRY COX, PRAISING THIS SIGNED ALBUM AS THE VERY BEST EXAMPLE IN EXISTENCE. ALSO INCLUDES LETTER OF PROVENANCE FROM A FAMILY MEMBER OF THE CBS LIGHTING TECHNICIAN WHO HAD ACQUIRED THE SIGNATURES.

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FRANK CAIAZZO LETTER - 2 PAGES
 

     
PERRY COX LETTER - 3 PAGES
 


FAMILY MEMBER LETTER

 

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