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Talk about finding gold. Nice memories, too. Guardian UK:

The photographs, taken during and after an appearance by the band in Croydon on 25 April 1963, are part of a previously unpublished collection of pictures of the Beatles in the days just before their fame tipped over into true stardom.

They were taken by Andy Wright, then a 15-year-old schoolboy keen on pursuing a career in photography.

His father worked as a steward at Croydon’s Fairfield Halls and he got the manager’s permission to let his son wander around the newly-built venue, with a camera.

“I only had 12 pictures on my roll of film,” said Wright, who only recently remembered he had taken the shots. “Film was expensive back then.”




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