12 February 1963
This gig had originally be scheduled at St. Aidans' Church Hall but,
at the suggestion of the police who expected too large of a turn out
for that venue, was moved to the Azena.
The poster featured here raises some questions. According to the
auction description below, it is authentic. However, it features what
would become known as the official Beatles' logo which would not be
used officially until around May 1963. At this point in time (February 1963), they were using the newly designed "bug" logo. This provokes the
question, was the official logo designed from this poster?
Cooper-Owen Auction Description:
Beatles Poster, Azena Ballroom, 1963
Peter Stringfellow and his brother were early promoters on the British
scene, with important bands for their Sheffield and northern venues.
Colin Duffield assisted in the design and local printing of the posters.
Stamped and signed by Colin Duffield, who hand printed the poster on a
bench screen using pro-film stencils which is fully explained in the
accompanying letter of authenticity from Duffield. Framed.
Measures approx. 31.5 x 21.5 inches (80 x 54.5 cms)
The lot is accompanied by a letter of provenance from Colin Duffield