List and shout! Beatles set lists hand-written by Paul McCartney could fetch more than £350,000 when they go up for auction
- Two Beatles set lists written by Paul McCartney could fetch more than £350,000
- Set lists are from 1960 and 1963 and are among only eight believed to still exist
- Each is set to fetch between £107,000 and £179,000 at Bonhams Auction House
Two Beatles set lists hand-written by Sir Paul McCartney could fetch more than a third of a million pounds when they go under the hammer.
The schedules, among only eight believed to still be in existence, are from gigs the band played in the springs of 1960 and 1963.
Each is predicted to fetch between £107,000 and £179,000 at Bonhams Auction House – potentially more than £350,000 all together.
Two Beatles set lists are set to fetch potentially more than £350,000 at Bonhams Auction House. Pictured: 1963 set list from Majestic Ballroom in Luton, signed by all four members
The first is from a run of shows at the Grosvenor Ballroom in Liscard on the Wirral and features one Beatles song – One After 909 – alongside 27 covers by artists including Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Buddy Holly and Ray Charles.
The second, signed by all four members, is written on the back of a Parlophone Records publicity postcard from a performance at the Majestic Ballroom in Luton on April 17, 1963, shortly before Beatlemania took off.
It contains the group’s then newly-released hit From Me To You – which went on to be number one.
They also played three other originals that night – I Saw Her Standing There, Do You Want To Know A Secret and Thank You Girl – as well as six covers.
The schedules are among only eight believed to still be in existence. One of the set lists (pictured) is from a run of shows at the Grosvenor Ballroom in Liscard on the Wirral
It is one of only two signed by each member out of the eight lists still in existence. The auction is set for October 28.
Bonhams senior specialist of popular culture Howard Kramer described the lots as ‘astounding artefacts of The Beatles at two key points in their development’.
He added that they ‘represent rare and intimate moments in time, classifying them among the most covetable type of performance-related documents’.
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