Unseen photos of The Beatles are to go up for sale after lying in a family album for nearly 50 years.
The 20 black-and-white snaps have never been published and give a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Fab Four on the cusp of becoming a world phenomena. They were taken as the band filmed their first movie, A Hard Day's Night in March 1964 at the Scala Theatre in London.
The photos show the band with their instruments but also between takes in off-guarded moments, with one picture of Ringo Starr resting on bricks to boost his height for the cameras.
The houses John lennon and Paul McCartney grew up in have been awarded a grade 2 listing by the government. English heritage say the two buildings are important because some Beatles songs were written there; unlike the former homes of Ringo Starr and George Harrison.