Beatles 1964 Vintage Ballpoint Signatures

03 Mar

Vintage ballpoint signatures, “Beatles, To Sheila, lots of love, Paul McCartney,” “John Lennon,” “Ringo Starr,” and “George Harrison,” on a light blue 6 x 7.25 sheet. In fine condition, with a single horizontal and vertical fold, with vertical fold passing through a few letters of signatures, and some light wrinkling. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Signatures were obtained by Sheila McKinley of the Scottish singing group the McKinley Sisters, on April 28 or 29 in Scotland while her group was appearing in support of the band. Accompanied by McKinley’s 1964 diary, originally presented by the editors of the Music Magazine Pop Weekly, 3 x 4.75, detailing her appearances between April and July of 1964, including her two shows with the Beatles, adding the word “Fabulous,” after their appearance. Interestingly on the opposite page she has noted an appearance with the Rolling Stones which took place in Manchester on Sunday May 3, 1964, which she adds “Murder.” Also included is a copy of an interview with Sheila McKinley which appeared in the Bournemouth Echo in which she mentions meeting The Beatles. The brief interview reads, in part: “We were always a bit weary of John. It wasn’t that he was unfriendly, but he certainly had a sharp tongue and could be very caustic. I think he did it to build a fence around himself. He had a difficult childhood and the things that happen to you then make you the adult you are, so he had one or two issues, I’d say. Their dressing room was right next to ours and they were always borrowing our make-up.” Two color reproductions of pages from the Scottish tour program featuring the Beatles and the McKinleys, and three laser print photos of the Beatles in Scotland in April of 1964 also accompany these signatures. A great set of signatures obtained by a fan on the ‘inside,’ not long after their triumphant first appearances in the United States. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.

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