`Rare` Beatles Shea Stadium photos fetch $48K at auction
London: Pictures of The Beatles` 1965 Shea Stadium concert, which were taken by an amateur photographer, have been sold out for 48,000 dollars.
Shea Stadium was The Beatles` biggest concert - and the biggest ever pop concert by any group up to that date.
The photographer-Marc Weinstein bluffed his way backstage by using a fake press pass to get next to the stage for the historic New York gig, the BBC reported.
Omega Auctions said that Weinstein`s 61 black and white images with copyright fetched 30,680 pounds compared with a pre-sale estimate of 15,000 pounds - 20,000 pounds.
Auctioneer Paul Fairweather said the successful bidder was a South American gentleman currently living in Washington and is a huge collector of Beatles memorabilia.
A further collection of 65 unpublished colour slides of the rock band, taken by physicist Dr Robert "Bob" Beck in 1964, were sold for 27,140 pounds.