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'Lost' footage of the Beatles to be shown in Liverpool

The Cunard Building venue will showcase what has been hailed as the ‘Holy Grail’ of lost tapes which contains footage of the only ever live appearance of The Beatles on Top of the Pops on 6 June 1966.

The screening has been made possible thanks to a partnership with the Kaleidoscope Archive which specialises in recovering video and TV shows.

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It was believed only an 11-second, silent clip existed which was discovered in April this year by a collector in Mexico.

However, another collector and music enthusiast, David Chandler, contacted Kaleidoscope, and handed over a series of 8mm film reels.

The footage, which includes a 92-second performance by The Beatles playing Paperback Writer, lasts nine minutes in total and also shows Dusty Springfield singing Goin' Back, Tom Jones singing Green, Green Grass of Home, The Hollies performing Bus Stop, and other performances by The Spencer Davis Group, Ike and Tina Turner, and Cliff Richard and the Shadows

Dusty Springfield Credit: pa
Footage includes Sir Tom Jones singing Credit: pa