Julien’s Auctions will offer a handwritten set list from a circa 1963 Beatles concert in its May 19 Music Icons sale.
The scrap of paper, which has an estimate of $80,000-100,000, is in Paul McCartney’s handwriting and bears signatures from John Lennon and Ringo Starr (though not McCartney or George Harrison).
The set list features a classic run of hits from the band’s meteoric rise, including [I Saw Her] Standing There and All My Loving, as well as notes on which member of the band will introduce each song. It’s unclear where the concert took place, but given the date it would have been somewhere in the UK, Ireland or Sweden.
Beatles set lists are extremely rare. In fact, we believe this to be the first ever offered at auction.
That this piece is also connected with 1963, the year the Beatles became the biggest pop group on the planet, will only increase its appeal.
There’s also a set of John Lennon’s iconic gold wire rimmed glasses, which he presented to a gardener at his Tittenhurst Park home in 1969.
They’re expected to sell for around $20,000-30,000. One of the lenses was broken at the time, hence why Lennon was happy to give them away, but in the years since the other lens has gone missing as well.
Another set of Lennon’s glasses sold for £14,400 ($19,656) at Omega Auctions in 2015. Lennon gave that pair to his housekeeper Dorothy in 1965 when he heard her brother was going to a Just William fancy dress party.