Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Looking for Pat from Hull

I found this news story before I left for my England trip and I was having problems with Blogger and could not post it, so I am doing so now. If you are Pat from Hull who met the Beatles in 1963 (I do not believe Pat is the girl in these photos but she might be) people are looking for you!

IT IS thought The Beatles received less than £100 for performing in Hull.

But almost half a century later the autographs they gave to a Hull fan that day are set to fetch £7,000 at auction.

The mystery female fan – known only as Pat – still lives in Hull.

She obtained the signatures after The Beatles played at the Majestic Ballroom in Hull on February 13, 1963.

Pat was granted backstage access to the stars and got them to sign a copy of their vinyl single Love Me Do and a Parlophone Records publicity card.

The record is set to fetch between £3,000 and £4,000 at Christie's in London on June 24.

The signed card is likely to sell for between £2,000 and £3,000.

The record is signed in black ink by Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Ringo Starr and George Harrison.

The publicity card is signed in blue ink: "Lots of love to Pat from The Beatles, Paul xxx, John xxx, Ringo Starr, xxx and George Harrison."

A spokesman for Christie's said: "The Beatles fan was lucky to be taken backstage after the show by Leon Riley, a local singer who compered the show."

In 1963, The Beatles achieved their major breakthrough with their number one hit records From Me To You, She Loves You and I Want To Hold Your Hand.

Are you Pat, or do you know who she is? If so, call newsdesk on 01482 315261.


  1. This gig of the Beatles was, in fact, at the ABC Cinema, Hull, on november 24, 1963.
    The date of february 13, 1963 and location is wrong

  2. The date is correct, the Fab 4 played Hull 4 times - twice at the Majestic (sat 20 oct 62, Weds 13 feb 1963, and then again at the ABC regal Theatre on 24 November 63 and 16 Oct1964

  3. Judging by the Beatles' appearance, it is 24 November 63.