Wednesday, 23 February 2011

'Lost' early photos of the Beatles on show in Prague

Images of the Fab Four on the verge of fame are shown outside the UK for the first time after being lost for almost 50 years

Pre-Fab Four: A 1963 shot of Paul McCartney taken by the then 16-year-old trainee photographer Paul Berriff
The Czech Museum of Music (České muzeum hudby) in Prague is showing a collection of recently unearthed photographs of the Beatles taken just before the group became famous. It is the first exhibition of the photographs outside of the UK. The undeveloped negatives had been left in a box by the then 16-year old photographer Paul Berriff, who was shocked to rediscover them in his attic last year in such good condition.
The opening of the exhibit of the first half of what has been called the Beatles Hidden Gallery took place on Feb. 21 as part of the already long-running Beatlemania exhibition. The evening was launched by a Czech choir posed on a model yellow submarine doing an a capella version of “Ticket to Ride” while the youthful faces of the song’s original performers looked down in black & white from the surrounding walls.


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