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Rare ticket for The Beatles’ gig in Norwich sells at auction

20:46 03 July 2012

Ticket from The Beatles

Ticket from The Beatles' Norwich gig which sold at auction for £1,875.


A rare ticket for The Beatles’ gig in Norwich in 1963 has sold at auction this afternoon for £1,875.


It cost only seven shillings and sixpence (about 38p) to see The Beatles perform at the Grosvenor in Prince of Wales Road, now home to KFC, on Friday, May 17, 1963.

However, the ticket was considered particularly valuable because it is autographed by John Lennon and Ringo Starr.

Before the auction, at Bonhams in London, experts accurately forecast that the ticket would sell for between £1,500 and £2,000.

If the ticket had also been signed by Paul McCartney and George Harrison it would have been worth nearer £4,000.

It was snapped up by a mystery bidder for more than seven times the £250 fee The Beatles received for playing in Norwich.




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