The Beatles (Paul McCartney; Ringo Starr; John Lennon; George Harrison)

1 portrait of Paul McCartney

The Beatles (Paul McCartney; Ringo Starr; John Lennon; George Harrison), by Michael Ward, 20 February 1963 - NPG x128565 - © Michael Ward Archives

© Michael Ward Archives

The Beatles (Paul McCartney; Ringo Starr; John Lennon; George Harrison)

by Michael Ward
bromide fibre print, 20 February 1963
17 1/2 in. x 13 7/8 in. (446 mm x 353 mm) image size
acquired Michael Ward, 2006
Photographs Collection
NPG x128565


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  • Michael Ward (1929-2011), Photographer. Artist of 63 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

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Ward, a jazz fan, recalls that The Beatles were 'friendly and helpful, up to a point. They didn't know what had hit them. The eggshell was about to break.' Ward's full set of photographs of The Beatles also shows the band on the dockside and meeting small numbers of fans in the street.

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  • , p. 72
  • Whitaker, Robert, Beatles to Bowie: the 60s exposed, 2009 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 15 October 2009 - 24 January 2010), p. 72

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