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Harry Benson. The Beatles

Hardcover, 8.8 x 12.4 in., 5.35 lb, 272 pages
US$ 40
Multilingual Edition:
English, French, German
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The best of Harry Benson’s era-defining Beatles portfolio, capturing the Liverpudlian quartet on the road, performing, and coming to terms with skyrocketing fame. From a pillow fight in Paris to their first U.S. tour, shot in luminous black and white, Benson’s pictures show intimate glimpses of George, John, Paul, and Ringo composing, relaxing, and engaging with euphoric fans.

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Behind Beatlemania

Privileged access to the Fab Four
In early 1964, photographer Harry Benson received a call from the photo editor of London’s Daily Express, who asked him to cover the Beatles’ trip to Paris. It was the beginning of a career-defining relationship, which would both make Benson’s name and produce some of the most intimate photographs ever taken of the Beatles.

In Paris, Benson captured the Fab Four in the midst of a pillow fight at the George V Hotel, a spontaneous moment which came to epitomize the spirit of the band—Benson himself has called it the best shot of his career. Later that year, he followed the group on the road for their debut U.S. tour, documenting their appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, their surprising encounter with Cassius Clay, and the hysteria of New York Beatlemania. Benson also photographed George Harrison’s honeymoon in Barbados, documented the Beatles on the set of their debut movie A Hard Day’s Night, and was present on the now infamous 1966 tour when John Lennon said that the Beatles were “more popular than Jesus.”

Previously out-of-print, this re-edition brings back the best of Benson’s luminous black-and-white Beatles portfolio. Complemented by quotes and newspaper clippings from the period, an introduction by the photographer himself adds exciting personal testimony to these iconic images of the greatest band in musical history.
The photographer

Glasgow-born Harry Benson has photographed every US President since Eisenhower, the Civil Rights movement, and was next to Robert Kennedy when he was assassinated. As well as The Beatles, he has shot some of the biggest personalities of the last 50 years, including Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor and Her Majesty The Queen. In 2009, he was made Commander of the British Empire (CBE).

Harry Benson. The Beatles
Hardcover, 8.8 x 12.4 in., 5.35 lb, 272 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-5767-2
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German

Customer reviews (4)

I love it

Zoltan, November 10, 2021
I love this book

A must have book for any Beatles fan

Helga Boom, October 28, 2021
The book is full of spontaneous and intimate b/w photos of the 4 band members. Harry Benson was temporarily 'one of the guys' and knew when to click the button to make those immortal photographs. I secretly envy Harry for having been in that hotel room during the pillow fight or being present at George's honeymoon in Barbados. But having the photos in front of me is perfect for some nostalgic daydreaming. The perfect background to their (early) music!

The Beatles

Luis Antonio, October 27, 2021
Muy original, fotos ineditas, de lectura amena. Ideal para conocer en profundidad al grupo que cambio la historia de la musica

Harry Benson. The Beatles

Cristina, October 29, 2021
El regalo perfecto para un amante de los Beatles y de la fotografía.
Harry Benson. The Beatles
Harry Benson.
The Beatles
US$ 40
Harry Benson. The Beatles