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Beatles' 1st US concert photos fetch $360K

Christie's auction house said it sold 50 silver gelatin prints that photographer Mike Mitchell took of the Beatles' first U.S. concert in 1964 for $361,938.

July 21, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Fifty unpublished photos from the Beatles' first U.S. concert have sold for more than $300,000.

Eighteen-year-old Mike Mitchell was up front at the Washington, D.C. concert in 1964 when the Fab Four took the Washington Coliseum stage - two days after their debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

One of his most sought-after shots is a backlit picture of the Beatles, which fetched more than $68,000 at a Christie's auction. Its pre-sale estimate was $2,000 to $3,000.

In sum, Mitchell's collection sold for $361,938.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.