The Beatles, 1964-1966

Photography by Harry Benson

These photos convey a really happy period for them and for me. It all comes down to music, they were without a doubt the greatest band of the 20th century, and that’s why these photographs are so important.


In early 1964, Harry Benson got an assignment from the photo editor of The Daily Express to join the Beatles in Paris and document French Beatlemania. Benson was warmly welcomed into the Beatles’ inner sanctum, resulting in some of the most intimate photographs ever taken of the band. He took the famous photograph of the Fab Four having a pillow fight at the George V Hotel in Paris, as well as photos of their groundbreaking first visit to the United States and images from the set of A Hard Day’s Night.


The Beatles, 1964-1966 Collector’s Edition is limited to just 1,764 books (there was also an imprint of 200 Art Editions produced—each accompanied by a silver gelatin fine-art print). Every book is personally signed by Harry Benson and includes hundreds of photographs—many previously unseen— of the Beatles composing, performing, encountering their fans, relaxing, and engaging with each other—all while trying to cope with their increasingly isolating fame. Each copy is presented in a clamshell box.

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Book Information
Edition: Limited to 1,764
Publisher: Taschen Books
Year: 2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 12.3" × 17.3" × 2"
ISBN: 9783836533157
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