Big news for Beatles fans and collectors: More than 30 new, never before seen photos of the music band have been unveiled. The Beatles’ official photographer, Derek Cooper, had undeveloped film left in his camera at the time he passed away and it wasn’t until a decade later that a childhood friend made the discovery.
According to DailyMail, Tom Burke had the camera in his possession since 1983 but let it collect dust, unaware it had a treasure trove of images in it. When he finally developed the film, he found 34 images, spanning a time period of over 13 years – from the Beatles’ early days in Liverpool all the way to their break up in 1970.
The images will be put up for sale at the Cuttlestones Auction house later this month. The sale room manager at Cuttlestones, Tom Waldron, said “We are honoured to have the opportunity to sell such a rare collection. You won’t find these images anywhere else in the world – they are completely unique.”
He added “Beatlemania is still very much alive and the market for Beatles memorabilia is as good as it has ever been.They epitomized the sixties and their music is still relevant today.”
We have to agree.