Pictures From Beatles’ First American Concert Clean House At Auction

    A collection of fifty gelatin prints from the Beatles’ Washington Coliseum show on February 11, 1964 have sold for a total of $360,000. The prints, which were offered individually, were part of a previously unseen set from photographer Mike Mitchell, who was only eighteen when he shot the show. The estimate for the entire lot was $100,000, but bidders were obviously very interested in the shots, including a backlit picture of the entire band that fetched $68,000 by itself. As for everybody’s favorite Beatle, a picture of Ringo Starr singing “I Wanna Be Your Man” fetched a respectable $8125. [NME]