Rare Beatles film fetches 4,100 pounds

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A rare 8mm film reel of a gig by The Beatles in the US has sold at auction for £4,100.

The two-minute long footage, taken in Kansas City during the Fab Four's first tour of the US in 1964, went under the hammer in Reading, Berkshire.

It was found in a drawer by fan Drew Dimmel who, as a boy, smuggled the movie camera into the concert hall.

The silent footage shows John, Paul, George and Ringo playing at the Municipal Stadium in Kansas City.

Mr Dimmel was one of 20,000 fans who attended the concert, which had been hastily arranged after manager Brian Epstein accepted an increased offer of $150,000 - around $1m (£627,000) in today's money...

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