This authenticated Beatles signature was written on a ticket stub for a show in Liverpool. The accompanying photograph is of The Beatles first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show, which took place on February 9, 1964. The photograph and signatures had stains and tape residue that were removed and cleaned, and further chemistry baths neutralized the acids. A new frame with archival double-mats and UV-filtering glass was given to keep this treasured memorabilia ready to last for as long as Strawberry Fields do.
The Ed Sullivan show was part of The Beatles’ Winter 1964 US Tour. A record-breaking 73 million viewers watched the event. The set list included:
All My Loving
Till There Was You (Meredith Wilson cover)
She Loves You
I Saw Her Standing There
I Want to Hold Your Hand
At the time of the show, “I Want to Hold Your Hand” was the first Beatles’ record to top both the UK and US charts. Partly due to the Ed Sullivan Show publicity, the single staid on top for seven weeks, which made it the longest-running No.1 for their career at that time, and would later be surpassed by “Hey Jude.”