The earliest known footage of the Beatles on stage, recorded at the ABC cinema in Blackpool, is set to be auctioned.
The footage, filmed in Blackppol in 1964, is expected to fetch around 39,000 when it goes under the hammer later this month.
It was filmed by Chas McDevitt, leader of the skiffle group of the same name, who appeared on stage with the Beatles that evening. The silent footage also shows John, Paul, George and Ringo backstage, chatting and laughing. It will be sold with a DVD copy, a letter from Chas McDevitt and a letter conveying copyright from the current owner to the eventual buyer.
It will be sold by Ewbank’s auction house on February 5.