Rare jackets worn by George Harrison and Ringo Starr during the making of The Beatles' 1965 film Help! are to go up for sale.
It was 9 February 1964 that four lads from Liverpool appeared on America's biggest television programme and Beatlemania changed the world.
Fifty years ago today The Beatles were caught on film for the first and only time by Granada TV as they performed at The Cavern Club.
A rare jacket that once belonged to Beatles star John Lennon is to be auctioned today.
The teal blue jacket was once the property of Jo Jo Johns, personal assistant to the Beatles, who worked at the group's offices from 1968 to 1975 and cleared Lennon's house when he moved to America.
In the early 1970s she gave the jacket to her friend, Anthony Goddard, in Leicestershire.
The Nehru-style jacket was on display at Mr Goddard's home for more than 25 years, but is now going under the hammer.
It is being sold by Derbyshire auctioneers Hansons, alongside autographs by the Beatles themselves.
John Lennon has signed his signature three times on the page, making it slightly different to typical memorabilia.
The jacket is estimated to fetch between £8,000 and £12,000 in the sale.
Sandra Woodruff could be the country's biggest Beatles fan - and fifty years ago she was prepared to go to any length to get a bit of memorabilia.
You'd think she'd have been after a record sleeve or signed photograph, but she got something quite different, and now it could be worth thousands of pounds, as Katie Rowlett reports.
Former Beatle Ringo Starr is to publish a book of his own photos, including previously unseen images of the Fab Four.
The drummer also tells his own stories about the pictures, which include images of his early years, his travels and his candid shots of the group.
Starr's book - called Photograph, which is also the name of one of his top 10 solo hits 40 years ago - will be released as an ebook, with hand-bound copies published later in the year.
Readers will be able to zoom in on photos and hear audio clips as he narrates the tales behind the images. They include reminiscences of his early years in Liverpool and his spell in hospital, during which he was given his first drum, together with memories of his first car, girlfriends and bands.
Starr has filmed videos for the digital version of the book with interviews, music and animation.
He said of the photos gathered together: "These are shots that no one else could have."
The 72-year-old musician previously issued a collection of postcards dating back to his Beatles days called Postcards From The Boys, released by Genesis Publications, which has also developed the new book.
The ebook is to be sold on the iTunes bookstore and released on June 12, with a limited edition print version of 2,500 copies out in December.
A Beatles biographer has donated his collection of Beatles memorabilia to the British Library. Hunter Davies befriended the stars in the 1960's. He says he wants his unique collection of letters and hand written lyrics to be kept intact.
– Hunter Davies
"I want my Beatles collection to be kept together, in one place, and on public display, and the British Library is the perfect home for it. I have always been pleased to see them in the treasures gallery, next to the Magna Carta, and works by Shakespeare and Beethoven, because that's where I honestly think they belong."
Handwritten John Lennon lyrics to songs such as Strawberry Fields Forever, as well as letters from the former Beatles star, have been given to the British Library. They have been donated by the Fab Four's biographer Hunter Davies.
A custom-made guitar used by Liverpool music legend John Lennon and his Beatles bandmate George Harrison was given a rare public outing ahead of its auction for upwards of £130,000.
The Vox guitar, with an unusually shaped wood-finished body, was made in 1966 and given by Lennon to a pal of the band, known as Magic Alex.
It is on public display in London until Saturday and will later be sent off to New York where it is being sold by Julien's Auctions on May 18.
The instrument is said to be one of only a few known to have been played by both guitarists.
A plaque on the reverse says: "To Magic Alex, Alexi thank you for been a friend."
It is being exhibited at the Stafford London hotel in St James's, London.
A rare photo collection of The Beatles will be sold at auction in Stockport today.
The colour picures were taken on the band's 1964 tour and could fetch up to £15,000.
The auction marks 50 years since the release of the beatles' first album - 'Please Please me'
Corrie's former bad boy Andrew Lancel speaks to Granada about playing the man behind the Beatles: Brian Epstein. A play about the Fab Four's manager opens tonight at the Epstein theatre.
Andrew says he was looking for something different and as a massive Beatles fan this was daunting but perfect.
Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles is the highly anticipated production about one of the world’s most successful music entrepreneurs, Brian Epstein.
Brian of course discovered the _Fab Four _at the legendary Cavern club in the city and took them on to global superstardom.
Andrew Lancel (Coronation Street, The Bill, Queen as Folk) will take the lead role of Brian Epstein.
The play forms part of Liverpool’s 50th Anniversary of The Beatles, at the Epstein Theatre named after Brian. The play opens tonight and runs until the 1st of December.
(Pictures of Brian Epstein courtesy of Liverpool Echo and Kate Hickox)
A new play about The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein is opening in Liverpool this evening.
It tells the story of his life, from his early career with the band to his death in 1967. The production is running at the Epstein Theatre until 1 December.