Via Brain Pickings, comes this lost archive of Beatles Photos
By now, the story of The Beatles has been told to death: Early 1960s, four lads from Liverpool invade America, ignite a cultural revolution, fame and fortune, blah blah blah.
Bob Bonis was the tour manager for the bands three U.S. tours, 1964, 1965, and 1966. Bonis was a passionate amateur photographer with a keen eye, an innate sense of composition, and a deep love for his subjects. He snapped over 900 photographs of the band—a remarkable collection that until now has only been known to family and close friends.
45 years later, these photos have bene released to the public. The Lost Beatles Photographs form a groundbreaking portrait of the most iconic band of the twentieth century at a pivotal time in their career, conquering America.
What makes Bonis’s photos so worthwhile is the unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access to The Beatles during their breakthrough moments on the world stage. From rehearsing backstage to stellar performances in concert, to the casual moments. In rehearsal, in concert, in dressing rooms, on vacation, at press events, and on the road.