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Concert posters and rare Beatles Butcher Cover bring big money during ItsOnlyRockNRoll.com’s auction
Two things are certain: Concert posters and The Beatles’ Yesterday And Today aka Butcher Cover are hot, hot, hot! Collectors can’t get enough of these items, and if the results for ItsOnlyRockNRoll.com’s latest auction, held June 28, 2005, are any indication, the market and value for these items may continue to rise.
It was Aug. 27, 1965. The Beatles were on the eve of playing Balboa Stadium in San Diego. Elvis was in the midst of shooting “Paradise Hawaiian Style in Hollywood.”
That night, between 10 and 11 p.m., John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr arrived in limousines at Elvis’ home in Bel Air, and Elvis personally greeted them at the door for what forever after became known as the “summit meeting” of Pop music and Rock and Roll.
Abbey Road, if you care for such minute details, would deliver any number of firsts to The Beatles’ legend.
It was the first British Beatles album to be cut away from EMI, by Malcolm Davies, and the first not to be cut by Harry Moss. It was the first single-disc Beatles album to feature more than the usual dozen or so songs, as the medley was broken up on the track listing into no less than 10 separate numbers, and the first to feature two George Harrison songs.