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Poster for Rolling Stones show in Northampton sells for £3,000

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A poster advertising a concert by the Rolling Stones in Northampton has sold for twice its estimate in a pop music memorabilia auction.

Auction house, Christie’s, sold the poster for £3,000 this week.

The poster was for the Rolling Stones’ show at the ABC Cinema, which is now the Jesus Centre, in Abington Square on October 16, 1965.

The show came shortly after the group, which is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, had number one hits with (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction and Get Off of My Cloud.

During the Northampton show, players from the Casuals Rugby Club were used as bouncers to carry out any over-excited teenage girls.

The show also had to be stopped at one point when Keith Richards collapsed on stage after apparently being hit by a glass bottle thrown by a member of the audience.

The poster has been described as ‘fantastically rare’ by experts.

It shows the most expensive tickets for the event were sold for 12 shillings and sixpence, the modern equivalent of just 60 pence.

A copy of the same poster sold on eBay in 2006 for £1,450.

The Beatles also performed at the Northampton cinema, twice, in 1963.

 

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