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Early photographs of the Beatles from 1964

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Photograph by Mike Mitchell courtesy of CHRISTIE'S IMAGES LTD. 2011

On February 11, 1964 over eight thousand frenzied Beatles fans packed themselves into the Washington Coliseum in Washington, D.C. for the first ever American performance by the fab four. Eighteen year old photographer Mike Mitchell was there to capture every moment which included an opening cover of  Chuck Berry's "Roll Over Beethoven"  and Little Richard's  "Long Tall Sally" as the finale. 

After nearly fifty years these photographs have been rediscovered and are now up for auction through Christie's.

Beatles Pictures

Photograph by Mike Mitchell courtesy of CHRISTIE'S IMAGES LTD. 2011

The Beatles

The Beatles arrive at Union Station in Washington, D.C., February 11, 1964.

Photograph by Mike Mitchell courtesy of CHRISTIE'S IMAGES LTD. 2011

Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr on stage at the Washington Coliseum in Washington, D.C., February 11, 1964.

Beatles Pictures

Photograph by Mike Mitchell courtesy of CHRISTIE'S IMAGES LTD. 2011

Paul McCartney and John Lennon

Paul McCartney and John Lennon perform at the Washington Coliseum in Washington, D.C., February 11, 1964.

Beatles Pictures

Photograph by Mike Mitchell courtesy of CHRISTIE'S IMAGES LTD. 2011

George Harrison

George Harrison performs at the Washington Coliseum in Washington, D.C., February 11, 1964.

Beatles Pictures

Photograph by Mike Mitchell courtesy of CHRISTIE'S IMAGES LTD. 2011

Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr performs at the Washington Coliseum in Washington, D.C., February 11, 1964.

Beatles Pictures

Photograph by Mike Mitchell courtesy of CHRISTIE'S IMAGES LTD. 2011

John Lennon

John Lennon performs at the Washington Coliseum in Washington, D.C., February 11, 1964.

Beatles Pictures

Photograph by Mike Mitchell courtesy of CHRISTIE'S IMAGES LTD. 2011

The Beatles

The Beatles hold a press conference in Baltimore, Maryland in September of 1964.

Beatles Pictures

Photograph by Mike Mitchell courtesy of CHRISTIE'S IMAGES LTD. 2011

The Beatles

Paul McCartney speaks to members of the press during a Beatles press conference in Baltimore, Maryland in September of 1964.

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