“Lost weekend” Polaroids, Wings tour bus etc for sale

This is the first glimpse we got to see of John and Paul together after the Beatles break-up. John is holding one of the polaroids of the day. The photo appeared in Peter “Dougal” Butler’s book about Keith Moon in 1981, and it took decades before we got to see another photo from the same occasion. 

A bunch of Polaroid photos from John Lennon’s so called “lost weekend” are up for sale again. The snapshots were taken by Keith Moon’s then assistant, Peter “Dougal” Butler.  The photos were originally sold at Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia sale of 29th June 2011, now they are up for grabs again through Omega Auctions.

A number of the photos are of Lennon, Starr and McCartney, among other musician friends.

The collection of photographs are eighteen Polaroids, three colour prints (3.5″ x 3.5″) and two black and white prints which are later copies. The images were taken in a house which John Lennon and May Pang rented from Peter Lawford in Santa Monica in April 1974. They are sold with full copyright, and many of them are previously unpublished.

This is only one of 354 lots in Omega Auctions The Beatles Collection: Memorabilia & vinyl records auction, lot no 354 is the famous Wings tour bus of 1972! Go check it out!

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