A rare acetate of the Beatles' 1964 concert at the Hollywood Bowl sold for $23,838 in Boston-based "RR Auction." It is one of three discs known to exist.
According to the announcement, the vinyl was cut directly from reel-to-reel tape three days after the concert. The recording features the full 12-song, 29-minute show, with occasional stage comments from the group.
The record has been combined with the group's 1965 concert at the venue for the 1977 "Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl" album. Unfortunately, the music is drowned out a bit by the overpowering screaming fans. See below, other rare Beatles memorabilia auctioned by John Lennon's son's auction house, "Julien's Auctions."
- John Lennon's acoustic guitars ($2.4 million)
- Ringo Starr's drum kit ($2.2 million)
- Paul McCartney's hand-written lyrics to "Hey Jude" ($910,000)
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