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

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The Beatles (George Harrison; John Lennon; Paul McCartney; Ringo Starr), by Astrid Kirchherr, November 1962 - NPG x128620 - © Astrid Kirchherr / Getty Images

© Astrid Kirchherr / Getty Images

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

by Astrid Kirchherr
bromide fibre print, November 1962
15 3/4 in. x 15 3/4 in. (400 mm x 400 mm) image size
Purchased, 2006
Photographs Collection
NPG x128620


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  • George Harrison (1943-2001), Musician; member of The Beatles. Sitter associated with 48 portraits.
  • John Lennon (1940-1980), Musician; co-founder and singer for The Beatles. Sitter associated with 55 portraits.
  • Sir (James) Paul McCartney (1942-), Musician; member of The Beatles. Sitter associated with 50 portraits.
  • Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) (1940-), Musician; drummer for The Beatles. Sitter associated with 36 portraits.

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Brian Epstein commissioned her to take portraits of the band late in 1962 with their new suits and new drummer. Ringo Starr, who had replaced Pete Best as drummer earlier that year, is seen standing slightly apart from the other members in the group.

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