Some further photographs of the Beatles being photographed with records have been sent in – and so it’s time to add a Part Six to the series.
These photographs are all great and they come from Claude Defer, co-author of a recent book about all the French Beatles record releases. Claude’s first pic is of Paul, Linda and Denny Laine in the back of a limo and for some reason they have with them a copy of John and Yoko’s rather controversial 1968 release “Unfinished Music No.1: Two Virgins”. Paul might simply be re-acquainting himself with the quote he provided for the cover of the album: “When two great saints meet it is a humbling experience. The long battles to prove he was a Saint“….
As you can see below, John also quotes Genesis 2: 21-25:
Of course there are lots of photos available of the Beatles being presented with gold records in honour of their huge sales – but in this one for his work on “Band on the Run” with his new band Wings, Paul looks particularly pleased:
In this series on the Beatles with records we’ve had a lot of hastily-taken fan photographs sent in. These have been when the band members have stopped to talk and to autograph copies of their LPs and singles for waiting fans. This is another one of those, this time with John Lennon signing a copy of the single “Strawberry Fields Forever”/”Penny Lane”:
In the recent Martin Scorsese documentary on the life and times of George Harrison (called “Living in the Material World“) there’s a fantastic photograph featured of George holding up a copy of “All Things Must Pass”, his 1970 triple-LP box set. I remember sitting in the cinema watching the film and thinking “Hmmm. Must get that photograph and upload it to the Beatles with Records series!”. Well, Claude Defer found it and sent it to me:
Finally, a fairly early publicity photograph of the Beatles in front of a display of some of their releases, including “A Hard Days Night”, “Please Please Me” and “With the Beatles”:
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Oh, and I almost forgot…..of course there’s also this video of John and Yoko putting their Plastic Ono Band “Live Peace in Toronto 1969” onto the turntable and playing it. It’s only the very first couple of seconds of this YouTube video I originally posted here – but it’s worth it: