On 5th June, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles coming to Australia, Leonard Joel will be selling a fascinating collection of photographs taken of the group in Adelaide. On 12th June,1964 The Beatles touched down at Adelaide Airport for the first leg of their Australian tour. An estimated crowd of 300,000 turned out to catch a glimpse of the band which was remarkable considering this was approximately one third of the population of Adelaide at that time.
Many of the photographs to be auctioned have never been seen before and perfectly encapsulate the wave of excitement that swept across the nation during this time. The images include the Beatles departing the aeroplane on arrival, the crowd lining streets from airport, queues to get tickets, the press conference, Beatles waving from their balcony, the group performing at Centennial Hall and Paul McCartney’s 21st birthday. These truly fantastic photos will be sold mostly as unique one-off prints with negatives AND copyright which will appeal to both collectors and commercial entities.
Beatles and Entertainment Memorabilia, June 5,12pm