Beatles Live in New York Tape for Auction

Cordier Auctions in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania will be offering something of a rarity today.

In amongst the jewelry, the pottery and the decorative arts is a reel-to-reel recording of The Beatles, live in concert at the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in Queens, New York on August 29, 1964:

Beatles Tape

After the concert this tape recording was a prize offered to listeners by a New York radio station (probably WMCA – their “Good Guy” disc jockeys were the MC’s at the gig). It was won by the person now offering it up for sale and it includes twelve tracks. Details of the contents of the tape and the auction can be found here.

The auction house has also put up a link to a digital recording of the reel-to-reel tape. (To hear it, scroll to the bottom of the page. You’ll need to use a Firefox browser, or have a RealPlayer plugin installed).

Or you can listen here:

If you are interested you’ll need to be quick. The auction is being held today, Saturday, August 13. You can bid online.Beatles Poster

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The Beatles Arrive in New York, 7 February, 1964

It begins….

The Beatles U.S. Albums

Time Magazine      Life Magazine

Rolling Stone       Mojo Magazine

The Beatles in the United States

And not one, but two articles from the lovely and very knowledgable Beatles expert, Jude Southerland Kessler, author of the John Lennon series. Jude is writing an ambitious nine-volume expanded biography of John Lennon and she has just published volume three. Here’s an excerpt from the new book, She Loves You:

February 1964: The Beatles Arrive in America!

The Love You Give: Ten Life Lessons from The Beatles