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Costing just $4 to develop, a 2 minute live film recording of the Beatles‘ only ever concert in Kansas City is set to be auctioned by Reading-based Cameo Auctioneers next week (November 4) with a guide price of £4 – 6,000.

Filmed by a 15-year old fan at the Municipal Stadium on September 17, 1964, when the Beatles made an unscheduled stop to play there on their first American tour, the 8mm silent colour reel film was only found again this August.

The owner of the film explains: “We cleared out my parent’s estate 2 months ago. And there I discovered it…at the bottom of the old drawer, still lying in its original photo- lab box with “Beatles 1964” on the back of the box where I’d feverishly scrawled it in blue ballpoint pen…the one and only motion picture, in existence, of the one and only concert the Beatles would ever perform in Kansas City.”

The Beatles were paid a fee of $150,000 for the 31 minute show, unprecendented at the time after a series of bids by Kansas City’s Baseball team owner Mr Finley and the band’s manager Brian Epstein.

You can see a clip of the previously unseen video by clicking here.

More information about the sale is available here: www.cameo-auctioneers.co.uk

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