Rare 1964 Film of Beatles in Kansas City Sells for $6,600

Thanks to A to Z for picking this one off the newswire.

LONDON (Reuters Life!) – Rare film footage of an unscheduled concert by the Beatles in Kansas City during their first U.S. tour 44 years ago fetched 4,100 pounds ($6,600) when it went under the hammer on Tuesday.

The two-minute silent, color 8mm film was uncovered by American Drew Dimmel [link added -Ed.] who attended the concert as a young boy in Kansas City in September 1964 but had forgotten about the footage until he was clearing out his parents’ home.

Read the whole article here.

According to the article, Charles O. Finley, notorious owner of the Kansas City Athletics, paid the Fab Four a whopping $150,000 to play the unscheduled concert, held at Municipal Stadium.

Bonus: Click on ticket for a transcript of the press conference that preceded the concert.

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