Patti Daley’s scrapbook is a little more colorful than most. In addition to the typical photos and wedding announcements one might expect, Patti’s albums also feature candid personal pictures of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who and other rock legends. As the longtime girlfriend of session guitarist Jesse Ed Davis (John Lennon, George Harrison, Taj Mahal, Gene Clark), Patti was in the inner circle of Southern California rock royalty in the early ’70s. At a time when British superstars like John Lennon, Ringo Starr and Keith Moon were immigrating to the warm California sun, that circle was dazzling.

Among the items in her collection are rare photos of Paul McCartney playing piano at Lennon’s beach house during their first post-breakup meeting, hand-written lyrics sheets from Lennon’s Walls and Bridges sessions (including the #1 hit, “Whatever Gets You Thru the Night”) and a copy of an angry letter Lennon wrote to Capitol Records after the release of The Beatles’ Rock ‘n’ Roll Music compilation, in which he says the cover of the new album “looks like a Monkees reject” and suggests, instead, photos by Astrid Kircher or Jürgen Vollmer (who were friends of the band during the Hamburg days).

“I just kept my Polaroid camera on me all the time in my purse,” Daley told NBC. “And when I'd see a good shot, I'd take them candidly.” As for the lyrics sheets, Daley said mischievously, “I came to acquire those after sessions. John would come in and put the lyrics on a podium. And he would just leave them there for me to pick up.”

Chris Carter, host of the nationally syndicated radio program, Breakfast with The Beatles, was blown away by the collection.

“It's incredible, incredible, a lot of these things are things we've only read about. I saw a picture of Mickey Dolenz climbing up a hill, a picture of Keith Moon on a shag carpet. You know, these are rock icons and these pictures no one has ever seen. And they are not published in 25 Beatles books. These are really first time viewings for these pictures.”

Daley has not yet determined just what she is going to do with her collection, but she is finally ready to share it with the world. Looking back on her volumes of memories, she said, “I feel very privileged to have met the people I have met and heard the music I have heard."