They were a family mystery, lost for at least 20 years. Two rolls of black-and-white film, 72 photos in all, shot in 1966 at the Beatles’ concert at Shea Stadium during the band’s final tour.
Late last year, in the forced solitude of the COVID-19 pandemic, former WOAI-TV investigative reporter Brian Collister found them at last while sorting through the small mountain of photographic prints, slides and negatives in his father’s apartment closet.
A professional photographer, Robert “Bob” Collister had died in San Antonio in 2019. He lived in New York City and New Jersey most of his life, doing freelance work for East Coast newspapers and some corporate clients.