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Posted in music on July 21, 2011
"Photographs of The Beatles' first US concert, in Washington DC, have sold at a New York auction for $362,000 (£224,000).The above picture sold for $3750. You can see the full list at Christie's site.
Photographer Mike Mitchell took the pictures at the Washington Coliseum gig in 1964, when he was 18 years old.
The 50 silver gelatin prints, which were all sold individually, had been estimated to raise $100,000 (£62,000).
Photos of the Fab Four's second trip to the US that year, in Baltimore, were also sold at the Christie's auction.
Among the highlights of the sale was a backlit shot of the band that Mr Mitchell took while standing directly behind them, which sold for $68,500 (£42,300) - well above its pre-sale estimate of $2,000-$3,000 (£1,200-£1,900).
An image of Ringo Starr, capturing a rare moment as both drummer and lead singer, also sold for $8,125 (£5,000)." [BBC]