An extraordinary collection of mostly unseen photographs of the Beatles during the making of Help!. Published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the release of the Beatles' second motion picture, Help!, this almost entirely unpublished collection of photographs marks a pivotal turning point in the band's history, as they evolved from much-loved musicians into the most important group of all time. The Beatles' first movie filmed in color, Help! is a madcap adventure featuring cinematography and film sequences widely considered to be hugely influential to the modern performance-style music videos of today. Specialist set photographer Emilio Lari was invited by director Richard Lester to shoot stills of the production at Twickenham Studios and document behind-the-scenes larking about as the band relaxed in their hotel between takes. With an introduction by Lester and intimate, never-before-seen images, The Beatles: Help! provides new and fascinating insights into the band that changed the history of music and the world.
From behind the drums to behind the lens, inPhotograph Ringo Starr opens his archives to share memories of his childhood, The Beatles and beyond. Rare and unseen photographs taken by Ringo, with others reproduced from his family albums, are showcased here for fans of The Beatles and anyone passionate about modern music. Accompanied by Ringo’s original manuscript of over 15,000 words,Photograph gives unprecedented insight into the life of one of the world’s greatest musicians. From Pwllheli to Delhi, obscurity to superstardom, join Ringo on his travels in his photographic memoir.
Author: Tom Adams
Publisher: Omnibus Press
Release Date: 2015-08-10
In 1963, it was unusual for a pop group to have a monthly magazine devoted exclusively to their career. Only Elvis Presley had been considered important enough to warrant such an honour. But then the Beatles were unusual. Within the space of that pivotal year, the Fab Four became the biggest thing in British popular culture and their worldwide fame was soon inescapable. One of the first to astutely recognise their greatness was Sean O'Mahony and the monthly magazine he launched with the full blessing of The Beatles and their manager Brian Epstein - The Beatles Book.Looking Through You presents a selection of over 300 images from the precious Beatles Book photo archive, many unpublished or unseen in their original form from the original negatives, as well as the story behind the success of the regular Beatle bulletin.With each new issue, Beatle fans worldwide would voraciously devour the contents from cover-to-cover, discovering the Fab Four's latest news and activities and most of all, savouring the exclusive B&W photographs, captured by in-house photographer, Leslie Bryce. During the magazine's six-year run only a small fraction of these photographs were printed - and then often altered in some way. The Beatles Book Monthly captured the Beatles' development from British provincial theatres - through foreign tours including their ground-breaking first American visit - and onwards to the band's withdrawal into the recording studio. It was unique in its access - as well as concert tours and television shows, the band were photographed off duty, at their homes and in the studio - locales that were generally out-of-bounds to most Beatle observers. This unique and original photographic record preserves many important moments within the Beatles' career, providing a historically important glimpse into the world's greatest ever entertainment phenomenon.
With each new issue, Beatles fans worldwide would voraciously devour the contents from cover-to-cover, discovering the Fab Four s latest news and activities and most of all, savouring the exclusive B&W photographs, captured by in-house photographer, Leslie Bryce. During the magazine s six-year run only a small fraction of these photographs were printed and then often altered in some way. The Beatles Book captured the Beatles development from British provincial theatres through foreign tours including their ground-breaking first American visit - and onwards to the band s withdrawal into the recording studio. It was unique in its access as well as concert tours and television shows, the band were photographed off duty, at their homes and in the studio locales that were generally out-of-bounds to most Beatle observers. This unique and original photographic record preserves many important moments within the Beatles career, providing a historically important glimpse into the world's greatest ever entertainment phenomenon."
Author: Mark Lewisohn
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Release Date: 2016-09-05
Genre: Performing Arts
In March of 1964 director Richard Lester began shooting A Hard Day's Night, a black-and-white feature film starring the Beatles. With slapstick humor and a fantastic soundtrack, the movie imagines the excitement and chaos of thirty-six hours in the life of the Fab Four, and stars John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, with Wilfrid Brambell portraying McCartney's grandfather. The Making of A Hard Day's Night is a collection of photographs and rare ephemera that documents the band on set and behind the scenes. This private archive captures the infectious energy and anarchic spirit of this groundbreaking film. An authoritative essay and lively captions by Beatles’ historian Mark Lewisohn provide context and explores its impact and enduring legacy.
Author: Mark Hayward
Publisher: Anova Books
Release Date: 2009
It perhaps seems impossible that any images of the Beatles remain unseen, but this fascinating book accompanied by a DVD of rare 8mm footage provides a whole new insight into the Beatles, in pictures. The over 200 images include several early photos of The Quarrymen – when John first met Paul; the filming of A Hard Day’s Night at Paddington; the Beatles in the Bahamas in 1965 filming Help; John and Yoko at home; and Paul on holiday in Frank Sinatra’s Learjet…plus many more! Encapsulating the culture, music and spirit of the ‘60s, this unique book brings us closer to one of the world’s all-time favourite bands and is sure to delight any fan. While it could be said the the pictures 'speak for themselves', interviews with many of the photographers give us an extraordinary insight into the background of each shot, while extended captions give further behind-the-scenes information to complete this fascinating package.
A unique piece of rock 'n' roll history: the complete story of the most famous band ever, in pictures. The Beatles caused revolution after revolution. Not content with changing the face of youth and popular culture, they also changed the face of popular music, launching it into their own, original stratosphere, with electronica, Eastern influences and damn fine rock 'n' roll. Treasures of the Beatles tells the story of the Fab Four as never before. It shows in beautiful photographs and unique memorabilia the group's journey from the backstreets of Liverpool and Hamburg to their sell-out concerts in Shea Stadium and their quest for musical perfection. In 1964, half of the American population watched the boys play live on The Ed Sullivan Show and 400 million TV viewers saw them record 'All You Need is Love' in 1967. They were awarded MBEs by the Queen, they jammed with Elvis and sold millions of records all over the world. Treasures of the Beatles takes you as close as you can get to that wild ride that spanned two decades but changed the world for ever ...
Author: Tim Hill
Publisher: Parragon Incorporated
Release Date: 2007-03-01
No icon of pop music before or since can be said to have been so influential on a generation as the Beatles were on the 'Swinging Sixties'. By 1965, the worldwide success, the hordes of hysterical fans and the catchy pop songs perfectly captured on seven-inch vinyl, guaranteed the Fab Four a place in the history of popular culture.
Author: Roy Carr
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Release Date: 1996-11-14
It's Been A Hard Day's Night, Help!, Yellow Submarine, Magical Mystery Tour, Let It Be.... These were the five films made by the Beatles, films that, like the band itself, broke new ground, set new trends and became cult favorites that continue to fascinate fans a quarter of a century later. Beatles at the Movies provides detailed behind-the-scene takes on the making of these films. It describes each movie location, the antics of the Fab Four in front of -- and behind -- the camera, the day-to-day events and the sometimes unusual problems the crew encountered. It also provides in-depth information on the recordings of the songs used in each movie. Featuring a foreword by Richard Lester, director of the first two Beatles films, it gives an insider's point of view on these films that no other book has ever offered. Beatlemania has experienced a major resurgence. ABC's documentary on the band (which was re-broadcast in the fall of 1996), and the release of their two "new" singles generated tremendous fanfare. Two more double-CD sets of Beatles recordings have been released, and the Beatles are crawling all over the World Wide Web. Beatles at the Movies taps into this continuing interest, and will have tremendous appeal for movie fans and fans of the greatest rock 'n' roll band in history.
Author: Simon Wells
Release Date: 2017-09
* The follow-up to the successful Hard Day's Night, with rare unseen photos* Help! is considered the forerunner to contemporary rock musicals and pop videos, with rare unseen photos* The film includes a host of classic tracks such as Ticket To Ride, You're Going To Lose That Girl, and the title track, Help! "Remarkable as it may seem, but this is the first book on The Beatles' film Help! and that in itself a rare milestone in Fab Four history. So put down your mobile phone, turn off your satellite TV and unplug the internet and travel back 50 years to wallow in the beauty of The Beatles as never presented before. It may seem clich�d to say this, but truly, a splendid time is guaranteed for all." Simon Wells, from the introduction.Eight Arms to Hold You is a unique publication. It features both rare and unseen photos and materials from the movie Help!, drawn from archives on all four corners of the planet; all of which is forensically remastered by one of the country's best forensic art and image restorers, Paul Skellett. The book is curated by world renowned Beatles author, Simon Wells ( Beatles 365 Days and Beatles Japan ).This is one of the most meticulously researched and restored Beatles titles to date, with support from Rex Features Archive, The British Film Institute, The Pete Nash Collection, The Vincent Vigil Collection, The Mark Hayward Collection, The Cavern Club, The Beatles Story Museum, The Hard Days Night Hotel, The Beatles Fest and many other private collectors. Richard Lester, the legendary director of Help! has also lent his assistance in releasing parts of his private collection (including the original hand noted script) as well as being part of the book's final approval process. The project has renowned Beatles researcher and author Simon Wells on board to curate and narrate the story, with specialist forensic art and photography restorer, Paul Skellett handling the full image remastering process.
'A Photographic History of The Beatles' brings together nearly 400 photographs, some of them taken from rare negatives, along with a detailed narrative telling the story of how four lads from Liverpool became the pop band. The photographs have been restored to pristine quality and detail The Beatles' era in images that aims to bring alive the days in which the Fab Four came into the world.
Author: Larry Marion
Publisher: Harper Collins
An intimate, revealing look at the legendary band, documented in a series of personal, never-before-seen photographs taken during The Beatles' three U.S. tours—the largest single trove of such important unknown rock photographs ever uncovered In the early 1960s, four working-class lads from Liverpool invaded America, igniting a cultural revolution that would transform a generation and change the world. During that time, few were closer to The Beatles than Bob Bonis, the tour manager for all three U.S. 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. Unearthed after forty-five years, the photos that comprise The Lost Beatles Photographs form a groundbreaking portrait of the most iconic band of the twentieth century at a pivotal time in their career, conquering America. 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. Whether you're a devoted aficionado or just discovering the Fab Four, The Lost Beatles Photographs is a remarkable addition to Beatle lore and a must-have for every fan.
Author: Don McCullin
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Release Date: 2010
One day in September 1968 Don McCullin, then regarded as the world's most accomplished war photographer, received a commission from the Apple Corporation to spend a day photographing the Beatles. McCullin had just returned from covering the bitter fighting during the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, and was the most hardened photojournalist in the field. He was astonished by the invitation. On Sunday 28 July he met the Beatles at the Sunday Times studio and began to photograph them in colour for a Life magazine cover.