Beatles on holiday: Tenerife snaps up for auction

Photographs of the Beatles on holiday in Tenerife, one of the last times in their lives they could go out without being mobbed, are being offered for sale….

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Poignant colour photos of three of the four Beatles on a holiday in Tenerife on the eve of their international stardom have emerged for sale Photo: HERITAGE AUCTIONS/BNPS

The Beatles’ manager, Brian Epstein, sent the band to Tenerife in April 1963 to relax after a busy year of touring and recording their debut album, Please Please Me.

The holiday was one of the last occasions they were able to pass unrecognised. A month later, Please Please Me went to number one and stayed there for 30 weeks.

John Lennon missed the trip, instead choosing to holiday in Spain with Epstein. McCartney, Harrison and Starr were joined by Astrid Kirchherr, girlfriend of the original Beatles bassist, Stuart Sutcliffe. He had died a year earlier.

Kirchherr took the photographs on her Rolleicord camera and a set of prints are being offered for sale at Heritage Auctions in Dallas on December 5.

You can read the rest of this article on The Telegraph Newspaper’s website here

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