Friday, January 6, 2017

Exhibit showcases rare photos of Beatles' "All You Need is Love" TV broadcast

An upcoming exhibition in London's Proud Chelsea gallery will feature rare photos of the Beatles shot during their June 1967 worldwide TV performance of "All You Need is Love."
In 1963, at the age of 19, Magnus was invited to photograph a relatively unknown band, The Beatles, during a concert at Stowe School. This early work with the group allowed Magnus unprecedented access throughout their rise to fame, forming an illustrious portfolio encompassing many rare and unique images. Magnus’s close relationship with the band and their publicist, Tony Barrow, granted him exclusive access to record a pivotal moment in their career 50 years ago, when, on the weekend of 24th and 25th June 1967, The Beatles recorded their song ‘All you need is Love’ for the first time during a live broadcast for the BBC’s ‘Our World’, the World’s first live, international, satellite television production, reaching over 400 million people worldwide. Magnus documented rare, behind-the-scenes footage of this historical event, including wonderfully frank photographs of the band relaxing backstage away from the recording studio.

"The Beatles Unseen: Photographs by David Magnus" runs March 16 through May 14, 2017.

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