7 hours ago
May 24, 2019
Four months ago, we asked fans of the Beatles around the world to send us their photos of the Fab Four. Those taken with their old film cameras and you’re likely to see in the entrance next to the wedding photo, and those, yellowed by time, and buried in a shoe box in the attic.
The objective was to raise funds for Nordoff Robbins, the largest association of independent charity of music therapy in the United Kingdom, by creating a book of the most beautiful photographs taken by fans of the Beatles, Across The Universe, accompanied by anecdotes of Barry Miles, the official biographer of Sir Paul McCartney.
In total, more than 1000 photos have been sent in less than six weeks. The discover has been an incredible pleasure and a great opportunity. We can see Paul, Ringo, John and George in a corner little-known and fascinating – through the eyes of their fans. The book The People’s Beatles is now available for sale here at a price of 25€. All profits will be donated to Nordoff Robbins.
The most beautiful pictures of this book are also presented in the framework of an exhibition at the Beatles Story in Liverpool, the museum dedicated to the life and times of the Beatles.
Another story of the Beatles
This beautiful book contains 250 photos of the Fab Four, and tells, through the eyes of the fans, the destiny incredible of these four boys in the wind, the Cavern Club in Liverpool up to the madness of Beatlemania around the world. While the professional photos of the group showed finally that the next living God, of the Beatles, these photos intimate and exclusive, bring a human regard, caring, about four young friends and musicians outstanding. There is no doubt that you’ll want to look through this magnificent book Eight Days a Week ! Check out a preview below of a few of the photos in the book.
And thank you again from Photobox to all those who have supported and participated in this project designed to raise funds for Nordoff Robbins.
For more information and to purchase the book, visit the website www.peoplesbeatles.com
“On November 20, 1963, my mother and two of her classmates had skipped school to go see their idols who were in concert at the Manchester Apollo. They did not have tickets so they had to make the tail like thousands of others, but very quickly everything was sold. With a stuffed panda giant hand, they headed towards the exit located at the back of the room and fell on a body guard who confiscated the panda and shut the door in his face. Devastated, but not complaining, they travelled to the Manchester Evening News, whose offices were next door, and told their story to a reporter. He immediately understood that there was the opportunity to write a nice review about it. He returned to the Apollo with them and a few photographers and explained the situation. When the story came to the ears of the Beatles, they invited my mother and her friends to join them in the backstage for a photo. They have even had a front row seat !
The next day, they were the One of the newspapers of Manchester, but the school has not sanctioned because the teachers were too happy to listen to their adventures ! “
Sent by Jacquie Graham, 1963
“This photo was taken at Watergate Beach, where the Beatles were in the process of turning Magical Mystery Tour. My wife is in the foreground, with the scarf. “
Sent by Roger Sprason, 1967
“Paul McCartney in front of his house on Cavendish Avenue in 1967. “
Contributor anonymous, 1967
“We saw George in the car and took this photo. I don’t remember if it was on the way to fetch the rest of the group ! The Beatles stayed at the Royal Pier Hotel with the group Gerry & the Pacemakers for six days where they were taking place at the Odeon Cinema. I spent two days in front of the hotel and I was able to get autographs, and even trade with them and take some pictures. “
Sent by Sandra Woodruff, 1963 in Weston-Super-Mare