With all of the documentaries, movies, books and interviews that have highlighted the career of the Beatles, both as a group and individually, you would think there is nothing left to be seen.
That, apparently, is not the case. A new photo book has been released and features vintage photos of the Fab Four from their early excursions as the Beatles. The book, titled “The Beatles: On the Road 1964-1966,” is a collection of hundreds of photos from photographer Harry Benson capturing John, Paul, George and Ringo on tour and on stage in frenzied moments as well as during quiet times in the studio or reading fan mail.
Benson’s relationship with the Beatles began in 1964 when his editor at London’s “The Daily Express” put him on a plane to Paris to document French Beatlemania. Benson was quickly welcomed into the band’s inner circle, allowing him to capture so many iconic shots, like the famous photo of The Beatles partaking in a pillow fight at the George V Hotel.
An essay from Benson, reports The Atlantic, is included in the new book stating:
“These photos convey a really happy period for them and for me. It all comes down to music, they were without a doubt the greatest band of the 20th century, and that’s why these photographs are so important.”
The book of rare and vintage photos comes at a steep price. Several copies are available at Amazon and range from $612 to $838.
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