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Beatles entries in guest book for the reopening of the Grand Hotel in Birmingham – £6700 at Fieldings.

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In its pomp, a vast array of celebs stayed at the Grade II* listed Victorian hotel ranging from Rolling Stones Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman and Beatles John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr (names pictured) to Shirley Bassey and Gene Vincent. All (plus Prime Minister Ted Heath) had signed a visitors’ book used for the hotel’s reopening on June 24, 1965.

This book, acquired by the vendor’s family in the 1970s, was consigned to Stourbridge auction house Fieldings (24% buyer’s premium inc VAT) on February 18-19 with an estimate of £4000-6000. It sold for £6700 to a private collector in New York.