The Beatles are seen relaxing on a First Class Pan Am flight to New York in candid never

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Never-before-seen candid photos of The Beatles on their first flight to the US, the official beginning of what the world would soon know as 'Beatlemania,' have emerged for sale for £16,000.

John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr had no idea that their lives would change forever once they stepped off that very plane in New York and went on to crack America.

Alongside the 10 black and white snaps is a Pan Am flight menu, signed by the band.

The images were taken at a monumental time in their career, just before Beatlemania exploded in the US following their performance on the Ed Sullivan Show.

Flying first class from London to New York on February 7, 1964, they were set to perform on the hugely popular US show two days later - a pivotal moment that catapulted them into international stardom.

These previously hidden images were taken by American businessman Robert Kinderman, who was also in first class, and whose teenager daughter Carol was a huge Beatles fan.

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