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Beatles roadie to auction band memorabilia

A collection of Beatles memorabilia belonging to a former roadie and assistant to the band is due to go under the hammer later this month.

Items collected by Kevin Harrington during his time with the Fab Four are collectively set to fetch over £10,000 when they go on sale at Omega Auctions in Newton-le-Willows on March 29.

Among the lot are a postcard of Sir Ringo Starr, rare John Lennon printed t-shirt designs, photographs and a silver bracelet given to Harrington when he left the band’s Apple Records company.

It also contains vinyl records signed by all members of the group as well as a large collection of first editions of their hits and albums.

Another unique addition to the lot are four Eero Saarinen Tulip Chairs from Kenwood House of Lennon in Surrey.

Also on sale will be items from Harrington’s later career as a roadie for musicians and bands including Eric Clapton, Motorhead and Wishbone Ash.

Harrington said he spent several years with the Beatles in a “fluid capacity”.

The collection will include vinyl and items belonging to band members (Linda McCartney/2020 Apple Corps Ltd/PA)

He is also featured in the 2021 Beatles documentary Get Back as the man who held up the lyrics for Lennon to read at the band’s famous rooftop concert.

Describing his time with the band, Harrington said, “First of all, you’re in charge of setting up the equipment.

“So it’s really a question of what the boys want. If I could have it, I would. Otherwise, Mal (Evans, the Beatles’ personal assistant) would understand.

Dan Hampson, Auctions Director of Omega Auctions, said: “It’s extremely exciting to be able to offer items for sale from someone who was really around during this late period of the group.

“Kevin is a man with so many stories to tell and this collection is just a snapshot of what he went through during that time. We can’t wait to see what they achieve at auction.

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