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Monday, 16 August 2021

Beatles Auction 2021 - Goddess Statue from The Beatles All You Need Is Love Our World TV Broadcast.

 

On 25th June 1967, the world tuned in to the first ever live international satellite television broadcast. 

 Creative artists from 19 countries were invited to take part in the production which reached over 400 million viewers across 25 countries. 

 The UK was represented by The Beatles, naturally. 

 They chose the song All You Need Is Love as it was felt that the simple message and lyrics would play best to the global audience. 

 The set for the performance was dressed with colourful streamers, flowers and balloons draped around the music stands and various bits of decor. 

 One of these bits of decoration was a fibreglass statue of a goddess which can clearly be seen behind John Lennon in the footage and several photographs from the event. 

This prop later found its way into the possession of Geoff Emerick who kept it for just over half a century until his death in 2018. 

That very same statue is going under the hammer in our 2021 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction on 28th August. 

Standing at just over 5 feet in height this would definitely be a talking point in any collection.

There has been some damage to the item, mostly due to it being kept outdoors in Geoff’s garden, but it is still very much recognisable as the statue from the broadcast and Geoff even posted about it on his Instagram account in 2017.

 The estimate for this unique piece of Beatles history is £15,000-£20,000.  

Photos at the end of this post. 

 









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Geoff Emerick began working at EMI from the age of 16. His second day of work was the first time Ringo drummed in the studio with The Beatles. 

He worked as an assistant engineer on some of the early Beatles singes before his ongoing training limited his involvement with the band.

In 1966 he became their sound engineer from the Revolver album onwards. He stopped working with them during the White Album session due to the tension in the studio but returned for the recording of Abbey Road. 

In 1969 he oversaw the building of Apple Studios at 3 Savile Row.

He won GRAMMYs for sound engineering on Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Abbey Road and the Paul McCartney and Wings album Band On The Run.

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The 2021 Annual Liverpool Beatles Auction is now at capacity and we cannot take in any more items for the sale. 

The Auction will be taking place on Saturday 28th August at Cato Crane Auctioneers.

There will be a viewing day at the same location on Friday 27th August.

Although the shop is now back open, we are operating at reduced hours and currently, Stephen is only in on certain days (mostly Thursday, Friday and Saturday). The best way to get in touch if you have any enquiries about lots in this year’s sale is via email at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk - please mention Auction 2021 somewhere in the subject line.