This week in 1964 The Beatles made their first live American TV debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. A silent home movie of The Beatles filmed during their 1964 North American tour is on sale March 18th at Omega Auctions in England.
According to the press release from Omega Auctions. The colour cine footage from their Montreal performance on 8th September 1964, was filmed by the father of one the “The Four Frenchmen”, who were one of the opening acts for the show and is the only known recoding from the gig.
The ten minute long recording shows the heavy police presence, which had been enhanced due to reported death threats received by Ringo Starr, back stage scenes of the fab four, footage of the supporting acts, the Beatles performance and subsequent press conference.
The 8mm tape was discovered by the camera man’s grandson, Ron Notarangelo, after his grandfather recently passed away and is expected to sell for over £10,000 when it comes up for sale (with full copyright) as part of Omega Auctions annual Beatles Auction next month.
According to auctioneer, Paul Fairweather “this is an incredible find of great historical importance as there is no known footage from this performance, together with the fact that it is so clear and in colour, which is rare for the early 60s.”
The Daily Mail reported that the footage of the "Fab Four" onstage during their September 8th, 1964 concert in Montreal, Canada's Montreal Forum is expected to sell for over $7,400.

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