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September 21, 1964 - London
ahh - the lads w/Brian
It's not really a "John" bag. It's a "John" belt wrapped around his carry-on. This western belt was gifted to John in Dallas on September 18, 1964 by the city's unofficial Beatles fan club, Beatles Ltd. They had a personalized belt made for each Beatle and you can see them wearing these belts in the photos taken by Curt Gunther at the Pigman Ranch the day after they played the Dallas concert. The posted photo was taken three days after they were in Dallas. I have an article from the Dallas Morning News showing the president and VP of Beatles Ltd. with all four belts before the presentation. This "John" belt sold at Bonham's for more than $17,000 in 2014.