The legendary band Beatles is loved and adored to this day by thousands of folks across the world. And the fans definitely don’t shy away from shelling out millions of dollars to own any memorabilia of this iconic band. Here is another opportunity for such fans to make some great additions to your collection of Beatles memorabilia. To coincide with the worldwide release of the digitally re-mastered back catalog of every Beatles album on 09/09/09, the Saint Giles Street Gallery will be in association with the British Beatles Fan Club presenting the Eleven Million Dollar Picture Show. The show is an exhibition of a collection of rarely seen original and vintage printed ephemera and photography reflecting the world’s most successful, iconic, and popular band of all time. And what is it that you can take back from this show, you ask? Well, fans (extremely wealthy fans) have the opportunity to buy a scarce original banned Beatles “butcher cover,” a printer’s proof from the personal collection of John Lennon.
Legendary Beatles photographer Robert Whitaker shot the original album cover. The “butcher cover” will be exhibited with a note personally signed by John Lennon that says: “here’s the famous banned butcher cover. You can sell it for 11 million dollars”. Taking Lennon’s advice, the owners of Saint Giles Street Gallery are selling this album for a whopping $11million, making it the most expensive Beatles memorabilia ever. Besides this $11 million album, fans can also buy the original printer’s proof for the Beatles ’65 album for which Robert Whitaker shot the cover. Fans can also purchase rare film posters, original cartoon cells from “Yellow Submarine” and the official exhibition poster, specially designed as a limited edition collector’s item.
A must-visit show for all Beatles fans, the Beatles 11 Million Dollar Picture Show, is scheduled to occur at the Saint Giles Street Gallery in Norwich, England, from September 10th to October 24, 2009.