On to the items in the wall display. I’m taking them out of order, just so I can group similar things together.
This gave me chills!
A very rare and historic early piece of Beatles memorabilia, this is a Paul McCartney and Stuart Sutcliffe handwritten set list and lyrics in pencil. The writing is on a sheet of white paper, now aged, measuring 8.5" x 12". The top portion of the page is a set list along with the respective key for each song, handwritten by Stuart Sutcliffe. The bottom half of the page are lyrics for the Gene Vincent song, "Peace of Mind" handwritten by Paul McCartney. The collaborative efforts of both McCartney and Sutcliffe in creating this set list with lyrics (possibly to be included in the performance as well) makes this piece extra special.) The page shows water damage on the left side, however the handwriting is strong and bold and in excellent condition.
Final bid: $10,800.00
Stu Sutcliffe was also represented with a page from his sketchbook featuring his self-portraits, his illustration of John Lennon and Lennon’s illustration of Sutcliffe. I could not find an image anywhere but if anyone else can please post it.
Silver Beetles contract 1960
I’m sorry I couldn’t make this more readable.
John’s report card from 1953 showed better comments from his teachers than I expected! There are images for other report cards but I could not find this particular one.
I really enjoyed seeing two examples of John’s early writing, “The Daily Howl”. Bill Harry explains this well here: http://triumphpc.com/mersey-beat/archives/dailyhowl.shtml
The one pictured here is “The Daily Hool (scotch edition), exactly as in the exhibit. There’s some typical political incorrectness in it but I got a kick out the drainpipe kilt.