Here’s a scintillating bit of news for Beatles fans. A set of never-before-seen photos of the Beatles will go on display at London’s Menier Gallery on Wednesday, i.e. tomorrow. The photos were shot in 1963 – just before the Fab Four made it big – and shows the band members rehearsing onstage, smoking in their dressing room, and relaxing with drinks and snacks backstage.
According to Contactmusic,
The 37 shots of the Fab Four on a U.K. tour with Helen Shapiro in 1963 were unearthed by photographer/journalist Paul Berriff at his home in north England. He took the pictures after the band gave him unlimited access on tour when he was a teenage snapper – just months before Beatlemania gripped the world, leading to a security clampdown and a new set of rules which limited the photographers who were allowed to work withthe band. Berriff had stored the negatives at his home, along with hundreds of other images of British musicians in the 1960s.
I guess the music industry owes a two-page thank you note to Paul Berriff for unearthing the precious stash after almost 50 years. OMG, this definitely is a good news for anyone and everyone who is connected even remotely with music.