Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Beatles Help! jackets going up for auction

Jackets worn by George Harrison and Ringo Starr in The Beatles' 1965 film, “Help!”, are going up for auction in Liverpool next month.

BBC reports the jackets, which also appear on the iconic album cover of the film's soundtrack, are from the private collection of “Help!” director Richard Lester.

The jackets are part of an auction of more than 200 lots of rare Beatles memorabilia and are expected to be sold for more than £50,000 by Omega Auctions in Liverpool next month.

The sale, which will also include a large collection of rare vinyl, takes place at Liverpool's Adelphi hotel on March 20 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles' hit, “Can't Buy Me Love.”

The Beatles are marking many 50th anniversary events in 2014, including their live US debut on the Ed Sullivan Show – read more about it here.

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