Beatles Rare Cavern Club Poster Sells For $42,000
A Beatles double billed ‘on stage’ poster has sold for more money than most of us would pay to watch the Beatles play the double billed concert. Given all we know and love about the Fab Four, most of us would not be willing to drop 42 grand for a lunchtime concert ticket, let alone the poster that advertised it.
It’s only fitting that this rare Beatles poster landed on the doorstep of Christie’s Auction House, considering it’s the only known copy in existence. Estimated to sell between ten and fifteen thousand British Pounds the auctioneers must have been thrilled when this historical Liverpool nugget went for much more, costing the buyer a total of 27,500 Pounds. Stateside, this is the equivalent of $42,515 which is a lot of money, even for a one-off piece of Beatles memorabilia.
What Sells Best reported that the special poster was hand painted specifically for the lunchtime concert. Measuring 30” by 20,” the poster promoted the Nov. 30, 1962 show at the Cavern Club. Sources state that the band appeared there 292 times before performing their last show on Aug. 3, 1963. Allegedly, manager Brian Epstein promised the club owners that the band would return there but once Beatlemania hit, the small club could no longer accommodate the needs of the ever-growing audience.
Imagine – the first show starts at 12:20 PM but if you have the time to spare, stick around and have a sandwich because the Beatles will return for a repeated performance at 1:40 PM. Clearly, the Cavern Club shows are cherished by most who experienced them but for those looking to buy a piece of memorabilia to ignite those memories, prepare to pay.