OK. Some will be saying “Enough already!”
But still they come – photographs of the Beatles holding on to the things they produced so many of – records.
And now here’s another because some really good photographs have continued to trickle in.
I must say I like the ones that are of a Beatle holding a record that they didn’t actually make themselves. This one of Paul McCartney (above) is a great example submitted by Beatlesblog reader Lammert Mulder. In a great piece of detective work by Lammert we find out that Paul is holding a copy of this 1966 album by the Lovin’ Spoonful. What you can see in the picture above is the rear cover:
This is what the front cover looks like:
Staying with Paul, how many copies do you reckon he’s signed of Sgt. Pepper?
Yes, that’s a gate-fold original copy alright. And it’d be worth quite a bit now if it’s still around….
If anyone knows who the young woman is, and how she managed to find Paul McCartney out in the park walking his dog Martha on a summer’s day and just happened to have a copy of the LP with her at the time – let us know.
Here’s another one of Paul from around the same period, again running the gauntlet with fans, this time assisted by stalwart Beatle roadie, Mal Evans (in glasses) – who looks to be shepherding Paul from a fan holding a copy of the ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’/’Penny Lane’ single:
That is definitely the picture sleeve cover of the 1967 Beatles single ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’/’Penny Lane’. We had another photo of the same single being signed by John Lennon in the Beatles with Records Part Six.
Interestingly, the same image was used for the 1981 EP issue containing the songs ‘The Inner Light’/’Baby, You’re A Rich Man’/’She’s A Woman’/’This Boy’:
Paul has endured of course – right up to the DVD age – where he is asked to sign copies of those as well:
The Space Within Us, a McCartney concert DVD, comes from 2006.
George Harrison was also often collared to do an autograph or two – sometimes on Beatle records. This one looks like he’s been nabbed in the driveway, leaving his home Kinfauns in Surrey:
That’s gotta be the rear cover of this 1967 Beatle EP, don’t you think?:
Paul has also been snapped signing a copy of Magical Mystery Tour:
Sometimes, despite their familiarity with their own product, the Beatles can be seen studying their record covers quite closely:
I also like this one of George, but do you know which LP he is carrying out the door? His clothing suggests its around the time of “Sgt Pepper”:
If you know or can can figure it out please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
This LP that John is carrying is much more obvious: