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

1 portrait of George Harrison

The Beatles (George Harrison; Paul McCartney; Ringo Starr; John Lennon), by Norman Parkinson, Summer 1963 - NPG x27128 - © Norman Parkinson Archive

© Norman Parkinson Archive

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

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print, Summer 1963
9 7/8 in. x 14 7/8 in. (250 mm x 378 mm) image size
Given by Norman Parkinson, 1981 in conjunction with the NPG exhibition 'Norman Parkinson: 50 Years of Portraits and Fashion'
Photographs Collection
NPG x27128


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  • Norman Parkinson (1913-1990), Photographer. Artist of 240 portraits, Sitter in 13 portraits.

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The most famous Britons of the 1960s, the Beatles sold 150 million albums during the decade; 'Beatlemania' erupted in the year Parkinson's photograph was taken and for the next seven years the group needed police protection wherever they appeared. Taken in a hotel in Russell Square on an early visit to London.

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