The Beatles - Stuart Sutcliffe Era - Framed Memorabilia

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The Beatles - Stuart Sutcliffe Era - Framed Memorabilia

This very rare memorabilia is limited edition made available by items owned by Pauline Sutcliffe (Stuarts sister) and reproduced in this frame The Beatles Era with a signed “Certificate of Authenticity” number 153 of only 4995.

The frame measures 82 x 60 (32"x 24") and holds in recessed framing: a depiction of Stuart's 'Summer Painting' bought by John Moores for £65 enabling Stuart to buy a bass guitar; a draft of a letter from Stuart posing as the group's manager trying to get gigs - note the spelling of The Beatles; song list from Stuart's notebook; Stuart's identity card from college in Hamburg; Stuart's cheque book with the stub noting a payment to Hessy's Music shop to cover Paul McCartney's hire purchase; great B/W photo of The Beatles with a friend at the Indra club in Hamburg 1960; a page of a letter to his sister Pauline after he left the group in 1961 with sketches of the style of the suit The Beatles later adopted.

Stuart Sutcliffe is known as The Fifth Beatle who was John Lennon’s best friend. He chose to put his career as a painter (his first passion) before that of a Beatle. Stuart and Lennon were roommates whilst at the Art College in Liverpool. Lennon persuaded Stuart to invest the proceeds from the sale of his first painting to buy a bass guitar and join his band named Johnny and the Moondogs. Stuart re-named the band, The Beetles, after the biker chick gang in the Marlon Brando movie The Wild Ones; John changed the spelling to The Beatles.