Unseen 1964 Beatles Footage Set For £10,000 At Auction

Unseen 1964 Beatles Footage Set For £10,000 At Auction | Society Of Rock Videos

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Step back in time with never-before-seen color footage of The Beatles from 1964, granting viewers an intimate peek into the band’s backstage world during their performances.

This silent treasure, captured on an 8mm film reel, showcases the iconic musicians in their element on Ready Steady Go! and the Around The Beatles television special. The vibrant colors bring to life the energy and charisma that defined The Beatles’ performances during this pivotal year of their career.

Omega Auctions, a renowned auction house known for its rare finds, has unveiled this remarkable footage to the world, revealing that all 18 minutes of it have remained unseen by the public until now. This revelation has sparked excitement among Beatles fans and collectors alike, eager to witness this unseen chapter of the band’s history.

Dedication to Preserving Beatles History

Previously safeguarded by Teddy Fader, a dedicated lighting supervisor at ITV’s Associated-Rediffusion, this historic film carries with it a sense of authenticity and nostalgia. Fader, who had the privilege of working closely with The Beatles during their television appearances, carefully preserved this footage, recognizing its significance even then.

Accompanying the film is a letter of copyright transfer from Mr. Fader himself, ensuring that the winning bidder will have full ownership of this extraordinary piece of Beatles memorabilia. The letter serves as a testament to Fader’s dedication to preserving the legacy of The Beatles and his desire to share this unique glimpse into their world with others.

Beyond its monetary value, this footage holds immense cultural and historical significance. It offers a rare window into the behind-the-scenes dynamics of one of the most influential bands in music history. From impromptu rehearsals to candid moments between band members, each frame of this footage provides a new perspective on The Beatles’ journey to superstardom.

The anticipation mounts for the auction on 26th March, where collectors and enthusiasts alike will vie for the chance to own this priceless piece of Beatles memorabilia.

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