Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Lost Beatles Photographs (1964-1966)

Larry Marion’s book The Lost Beatles Photographs features a selection of the over 900 images of the band snapped by Bob Bonis, the Fab Four’s tour manager for all three of their US tours, 1964, 1965, and 1966. While on the road with the Fab Four, Bonis, a passionate amateur photographer with a keen eye, an innate sense of composition, and a deep love for his subjects, snapped some nine hundred photographs of the band—a remarkable collection that until now has only been known to family and close friends.

Bonis's photos offer fans unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access to The Beatles during their breakthrough moments on the world stage, from rehearsing backstage to stellar performances in concert. Here are John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr in casual moments, in rehearsal, in concert, in dressing rooms, on vacation, at press events, on the road. Funny, surprising, provocative, beautiful, these photos recall an unforgettable period in history and offer a fresh look at these legends at the beginning of their fame.

Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon –August 22, 1965. Copyright © 2011 by 2269 Productions, Inc. / NotFadeAwayGallery.com

Maple Leaf Gardens Press Conference, Toronto, Canada — September 7, 1964. Copyright © 2011 by 2269 Productions, Inc. / NotFadeAwayGallery.com

Portland, Oregon — August 22, 1965. Copyright © 2011 by 2269 Productions, Inc. / NotFadeAwayGallery.com

En route to Cow Palace, San Francisco, California –August 30, 1965. Copyright © 2011 by 2269 Productions, Inc. / NotFadeAwayGallery.com

JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania –August 16, 1966. Copyright © 2011 by 2269 Productions, Inc. / NotFadeAwayGallery.com

Detroit, Michigan, Olympia Stadium, August 13, 1966. Copyright © 2011 by 2269 Productions, Inc. / NotFadeAwayGallery.com

JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania –August 16, 1966. Copyright © 2011 by 2269 Productions, Inc. / NotFadeAwayGallery.com

Detroit, Michigan, Olympia Stadium, August 13, 1966. Copyright © 2011 by 2269 Productions, Inc. / NotFadeAwayGallery.com

Metropolitan Stadium, Bloomington, Minnesota — August 21, 1965. Copyright © 2011 by 2269 Productions, Inc. / NotFadeAwayGallery.com

Dressing Room, Busch Memorial Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri –August 21, 1966. Copyright © 2011 by 2269 Productions, Inc. / NotFadeAwayGallery.com

At Seattle Tacoma Airport, The Beatles boarded their chartered American Flyer Airlines Lockheed Electra plane bound for Vancouver, British Columbia, to give their first-ever Canadian concert, at the Empire Stadium, on August 22, 1964. It would be the fourth show on their first US tour. Copyright © 2011 by 2269 Productions, Inc. / NotFadeAwayGallery.com

British actor Reginald Owen’s home, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California –August 23-25, 1964. Copyright © 2011 by 2269 Productions, Inc. / NotFadeAwayGallery.com

(via Flavorwire and Lomography)

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