HISTORIC BEATLES' AUTOGRAPH ON ELVIS STATIONERY TO BE AUCTIONED BY HERITAGE It was August 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.
News-Antique.com - Mar 11,2008 - Important Artifact Documents the Fab Four's First Meeting with the King
Dallas, TX. It was August 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 all arrived in limousines at Elvis's 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.
A relic survives from that legendary meeting - a member of Elvis's "Memphis Mafia" got the autographs of all four Beatles on a 5" x 8" piece of Elvis Presley stationery, dated 8/27/65.
Fans of both the Beatles and Elvis now have a chance to bid on this extraordinary artifact in Heritage Auction Galleries' upcoming Music and Entertainment Signature Auction, to be held at the company's Dallas, Texas headquarters on April 5, 2008
"The autographs are sharp and clean in blue ink, the word 'Elvis' is pre-printed in the upper left corner, and the dynamic of the signatures of the 'Fab Four' on the stationery of 'The King' is - for lack of a better word - magical," said Doug Norwine, Director of Music and Entertainment Auctions for Heritage.
Accompanying the lot are copies of Disc Weekly (September 4, 1965) and The National Blast Weekly (October 10, 1965), both with the front page headlines "Beatles Meet Elvis!" Also included is a certificate of authenticity from renowned Beatles autograph expert Frank Caiazzo.
"This is the most significant documentation of that historic convergence ever to be offered," said Norwine. "It's a cliché, but if only this item could talk, what stories it might tell!"
Beatles' Autographs on Elvis' Personal Stationery - August 27, 1965:
ESTIMATE: $50,000 & up
More information about this auction, along with enlargeable, full-color images of each lot and complete catalog descriptions, can be found at www.HA.com where bids can also be placed online.
For additional information, or to consign material to a future auction, please contact Doug Norwine at 1-800-872-6467, ext. 1452, or email DougN@HA.com.
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