A set of 34 unpublished pictures of The Beatles is set to be sold at auction after it was discovered on undeveloped film previously belonging to the band’s official photographer.
Tony Burke was given the images by photographer Derek Cooper when he died in 1983. Burke recently found the undeveloped photos in the cameras he inherited, realising the images last a period of 13 years, from the band’s early days in Liverpool up to their split in 1970. Included in the set of images are pictures of the band recording the video for “A Day In The Life” in 1967 and also making an appearance on BBC television show Jukebox Jury.
The set of pictures is expected to sell for more than £2,000 when they are sold at Wolverhampton auctioneers Cuttlestones later this month (August). Speaking to the Daily Mail, sale room manager at Cuttlestones Tom Waldron said: “We are honoured to have the opportunity to sell such a rare collection. Due to the band’s massive fame most images of them have been extensively reproduced so when these negatives were originally discovered it was a real treasure trove.”
Waldron later adds: “You won’t find these images anywhere else in the world – they are completely unique. Beatlemania is still very much alive and the market for Beatles memorabilia is as good as it has ever been.They epitomised the sixties and their music is still relevant today. The photos cover everything from their humble beginnings at the Cavern to their psychedelic days before the band split. The collection is all-encompassing.”