The Beatles during the filming of A Hard Day’s Night, April 1964
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April 29, 2019
It has been 50 years to the day that the Beatles gave their last concert on a rooftop in Savile Row, a street located in the centre of London. The images of the four boys in the wind (literally and figuratively) and the expression of amazement of passers-by will be forever etched in memories and in popular culture.
Get out your old photos
The Beatles are without a doubt the most influential of all time. They have a look, rock it with a leather jacket as in Hamburg, they are wearing a suit and the cut moptop, they wear colorful clothing style, psychedelic, or that they are wearing a caftan and have the hair in battle, they are recognisable at first glance. Yet, there are still bunch of photos that nobody has ever seen.
Photobox launches a call to all fans of the Beatles and their application to search in their attics, old shoe boxes and photo albums dusty in order to find old pictures of the Fab Four. The treasures found and the stories that go with it can be downloaded on www.peoplesbeatles.com.
The Beatles during filming of Magical Mystery Tour, 1967
A book of unseen photos of the Beatles
We will bring together the best photos uploaded to create a beautiful photo book and an amazing photo exhibition in Liverpool, The Beatles Story, the largest permanent museum dedicated to the Beatles. This photo book, and this expo will also include anecdotes from Barry Miles. Barry was a friend of the band and he wrote the only authorized biography of Sir Paul McCartney (as well as 50 other books on the counter-culture).
Barry remembers that in addition to the cree, one of the things outstanding when he was with the group, was the huge number of photos that people were taking.
“Not only that, will recall many memories, but I also hope that we déterrera treasures of photos never before seen or long since forgotten of a group that changed history “, he comments.
Jacques Volcour, historian and commentator of the well-known Beatles, also joins this ambitious project. Jacques is the founder of the ” Club des 4 de Liverpool “, an association which played the role of a news agency is not an official group in France, attracting more than 1,500 members. In addition, he has written nine books on the history of the Beatles and published until 1984, a magazine devoted to the group.
The Beatles in Manila, Philippines, July 1966
The book will make an excellent gift for fans of the Beatles. In addition, all proceeds will be donated to the charity of music therapy Nordoff Robbins.
We shall also present a copy of the first edition to Sir Paul McCartney in person.
The last concert of the Beatles
The Beatles have given up playing in public after their american tour of 1966 : they complained that they could barely hear over the shouts of the crowd. Concerts have been planned in 1968, but the idea was abandoned in favour of a surprise show on the rooftop of the Apple Studios in London to bring an end to the musical documentary Let It Be. The date ? On January 30, 1969.
In The Beatles Anthology, published in 2000, Ringo Starr said that the choice of location is purely due to laziness. “It was the intention to play somewhere,” he explains. “We wondered where we could go – “oh, the Palladium or the Sahara desert”. But he would have had to carry all our equipment, so we said “let’s go on the roof.” “
Without surprise, the sight of the Beatles with Billy Preston at the keyboard playing live in the centre of London has called in the crowds. After nearly 45 minutes, the improvised concert was arrested by the police, who was concerned about congestion and noise. (Imagine being the police officer who decided to stop the last concert of the Beatles !)
The group has played three times Get Back, two times, Don’t Let Me Down and I’ve Got a Feeling, and once One After 909 and Dig a Pony.
If you or a member of your family had had the chance that day or another to have been able to photograph the Beatles, upload your photos on www.peoplebeatles.com. We can’t wait to see your shots !