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Unseen footage of Beatles found lying in drawer after 52 years expected

September 25, 2019

first_imgPolice presence outside as the Beatles play in Montreal on September 8 1964 Credit:PA The rare unseen colour cine film of The Beatles playing in Montreal on September 8 1964 due to be auctioned for £10,000 Previously unseen footage of the Beatles performing on their first north American tour is expected to sell for more than £10,000 at an auction. Ringo Starr and George Harrison from The Beatles playing in Montreal on September 8 1964 Credit:PA Police presence outside as the Beatles play in Montreal on September 8 1964  The 8mm film is from the band’s performance in Montreal, Canada in September 1964 and shows rare colour footage of the Fab Four backstage. The event is being held in Warrington on March 18.Auctioneer Paul Fairweather said: “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.” Filmed by the father of one of The Four Frenchmen, who were supporting the Beatles, the film also shows part of their performance and a press conference after the show.The 10-minute recording also reveals a heavy police presence after death threats had been made towards drummer Ringo Starr.center_img footage from a rare unseen colour cine film of Paul McCartney from The Beatles backstage after playing in Montreal on September 8 1964  It was discovered by the cameraman’s grandson, Ron Notarangelo, after his grandfather recently passed away.The sale of the colour cine footage is part of Omega Auctions’ annual Beatles auction. A rare unseen colour cine film of Paul McCartney from The Beatles backstage after playing in Montreal on September 8 1964 Credit:PA Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.  Ringo Starr and George Harrison from The Beatles playing in Montreal on September 8 1964  The rare unseen colour cine film of The Beatles playing in Montreal on September 8 1964 due to be auctioned for £10,000Credit:PAlast_img

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