ORIGINAL OCTOBER 1964 ISSUE
"THE SAHARAN" MAGAZINE
WITH THE BEATLES COVER AND FEATURE STORY


PUBLISHED BY THE HOTEL SAHARA, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
OCTOBER 1964 EDITION, VOLUME 5, NO. 10, U.S.A.


CONDITION : NM
ITEM#: OM227
PRICE: $550


 
  DESCRIPTION

(ACTUAL IMAGES)

THE BEATLES FLEW TO LAS VEGAS IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE COW PALACE PERFORMANCE, ARRIVING AT 1:00 AM. ON THURSDAY AUGUST 20, 1964 THEY GAVE TWO SHOWS, AT 4:00 PM AND 9:00 PM BEFORE A COMBINED AUDIENCE OF 16,000 AT THE CONVENTION CENTER ON PARADISE ROAD. THIS WAS THE SECOND OF 25 DATES OF THE GROUP'S 1964 "FIRST AMERICAN TOUR".

THIS WONDERFUL AND VERY NOSTALGIC 8" X 11" EIGHT PAGE PUBLICATION WAS ISSUED TO COMMEMORATE AND REVIEW THE BEATLES'  CONCERT THAT TOOK PLACE IN LAS VEGAS - AND IS PERHAPS THE RAREST U.S. MAGAZINE THERE IS. THE BEATLES STAYED AT THE SAHARA HOTEL WHILE IN LAS VEGAS, AND ARE PICTURED ON THE FRONT COVER. THE FEATURE STORY OF THE MAGAZINE, WHICH HAS SEVERAL PHOTOS OF THE CONCERT, WAS PUBLISHED IN EXTREMELY SMALL NUMBERS AND HANDED OUT TO PATRONS AND GUESTS FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. THERE IS AN AREA ON THE BACK COVER PAGE FOR AN ADDRESS TO BE ENTERED IF SOMEONE WANTED TO MAIL IT. IT READS "FIVE CENTS POSTAGE NECESSARY IF MAILED BY INDIVIDUALS".

MEMORABILIA FROM THE GROUP'S VEGAS SHOW ARE EXTREMELY RARE AND THIS MAGAZINE JUST MIGHT BE THE RAREST OF ALL. WE ONLY KNOW OF ONE OTHER THAT HAS SURFACED TO DATE - AND THIS EXAMPLE IS A STUNNING NEAR MINT "AS NEW". THE BINDING REMAINS VERY STIFF, AND OBVIOUS IT HAS BEEN STORED VERY WELL OVER THESE MANY YEARS.

TAKE NOTE THAT ANOTHER VARIATION OF THE SAME PHOTOGRAPH USED FOR THE MAGAZINE'S FRONT COVER (SHOT AT THE HOTEL SAHARA IN LAS VEGAS), WAS USED FOR THE CAPITOL RECORDS "EIGHT DAYS A WEEK" B-SIDE OF THE 45 SINGLE PICTURE SLEEVE, ISSUED ON FEBRUARY 15, 1965. FOR CAPITOL'S VERSION, THE IMAGE WAS NOT "FLIPPED" AS THE ONE USED FOR THE MAGAZINE:

    

 

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