Evening Standard, Hulton Archive LONDON (AP) - Miles and Jimi. Jimi and Miles.…
- Posted on Sep 16th 2011 12:19PM by Cameron Matthews
Central Press, Hulton Archive
As the Guardian reports, the documents, signed by the band's manager Brian Epstein, detail several routine demands for the then arena pop stars such as a trailer with "electricity and water" and dressing rooms with "four cots, mirrors, an ice cooler, portable TV set and clean towels."
But the standout demand is that the band would "not be required to perform in front of a segregated audience," a surprising stipulation given the state of racial tensions at the time.
The contract also details the band's need for security. The Beatles requested "no less than 150 uniformed officers for protection" as well as a "special drumming platform for Ringo [Starr]."
The contract will be auctioned off at Nate D Sanders in Los Angeles, Calif. on Sept. 20 and is expected to fetch up toward $5,000. Click over to the auction site to witness the historical documents.