If there is a band that has brought more fun and joy into my life than the Beatles I can't think of who they are.  It's probably a main reason I enjoy being in the I-95 studio and those are the songs I can't resist turning up.  I even have a 'Please Please Me' Calendar on our wall.   If you are with me then raise your glass because this Friday,  22nd March 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles first album “Please Please Me”

To celebrate this week my Classic Hit Rewind will all be Beatles' tunes. My prize a pair of tickets to the Stunt Dog Experience at the Grand in Ellsworth. Oh, it get's better, to celebrate the occasion over 250 lots of rare Beatles Memorabilia will go up for sale through specialist Rock & Pop Auctioneers, Omega Auctions. Amongst the star lots are a collection of incredibly rare photographs from their iconic performance at Shea Stadium in 1965 and a further collection of color photographs taken in 1964 with both collections expected to sell for in excess of £15,000. Other rarities include a copy of the iconic album Please Please Me in stereo and on the black and gold label, estimated to bring around £5,000 and coming from the Mold Assembly Hall in Wales is a complete one off handmade poster advertising their performance at the hall on Thursday 24th Jan 1963.which hung on the wall of the Mold Cooperative Building until relatively recently and is estimated to sell for up to £5,000.

The auction, which will be broadcast live over the internet is set to attract Beatles fans worldwide and is expected to realize in excess of £100,000. Fairweather states “we are looking forward to a fabulous sale and whilst there are many items expected to achieve four figures or more, we have tried to ensure that there is something to suit all budgets”.

The auction is to be held at 3.00pm on Friday 22nd March in Stockport. More information and a link to the catalogue is available via the website