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Unseen photos of The Beatles by Paul McCartney released prior to an exhibition event

Never-before-seen photos of the Beatles in their early days taken by Paul McCartney were released Thursday by London’s National Portrait Gallery, three months ahead of the opening of an exhibition where more than 250 group shots taken by the singer will be shown. Shown.

The photos are made public in advance of the exhibition event: three in January, five on Thursday.

This is footage taken during the Beatlesman’s heyday in 1963 and 1964.

In one of the photos, Ringo Starr is seen laughing out loud. Another shows John Lennon in Paris, smiling, with his hood on. There is also a self-portrait of Paul McCartney in the mirror. And also George Harrison shirtless in Florida, “young, handsome and relaxed,” according to legend.

More than 250 photographs taken by Paul McCartney with a Pentax camera will be on display at the National Portrait Gallery from June 28 to October 1, as part of the exhibition “Paul McCartney Photographs 1963-1964: Eyes of the Storm” (“Paul McCartney” Photo 1963-1964: Eyes storm”).

These photos were taken between November 1963 and February 1964, when the Fab Four, Britain’s most popular band, became a worldwide phenomenon.

The exhibition, which will mark the National Portrait Gallery’s reopening after three years in the making, will show “the madness of Beatlemania seen from the inside,” the museum explains in a press release.

We’ll see the group in Liverpool, rehearsing in Paris, on the streets of Manhattan, under the Miami sun, etc. Paul McCartney captured moments of focus, relaxation and joy.

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In 2020, Paul McCartney contacted the National Portrait Gallery after he came across these photographs, which he thought were lost.

“Looking at them now, after decades of taking them, I find there’s a kind of innocence to them. It was all new to us back then. But I’d like to think I wouldn’t take them any differently today,” said the now-80s singer. “.

“They bring back so many stories, an avalanche of special memories, which is one of the reasons I love them all. I know they will always spark my imagination.”