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

1 portrait of Paul McCartney

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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Sittersback to top

  • 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.

Artistback to top

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

This portraitback to top

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 hotel in Russell Square on an early visit to London.

Linked publicationsback to top

  • Rogers, Malcolm, Camera Portraits, 1989 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 20 October 1989 - 21 January 1990), p. 283

Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top