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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  • 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 hotel in Russell Square on an early visit to London.

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