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Photos of Beatles' 1st US concert at NYC auction
Photos of Beatles' first US concert taken by an 18-year-old selling at NYC auction
By The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) ' In 1964, an enterprising 18-year-old snapped pictures of the Beatles' momentous first U.S. concert in Washington, D.C.

On Wednesday, 50 silver gelatin prints he made from negatives of the event are being sold at Christie's auction house in New York City.

The images, plus photos from another Beatles' concert, are estimated to fetch a total of $100,000.



The Beatles played their first U.S. concert on Feb. 11, 1964, at the Washington Coliseum, two days after their debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

Mike Mitchell, of Washington, was there shooting just feet away ' even jumping onto the stage for the group's pre-concert press call.

Among the highlights is a backlit photograph he shot while standing directly behind the Fab Four. It's expected to bring $2,000-$3,000.

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Online: http://www.christies.com/features/auctions/0711/beatles-illuminated/


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