A Day in the Life of the Beatles by Don McCullin
. First edition (2010). First impression. Large format hardback in near fine condition. Signed, dated and located with an inscription by Don McCullin. There is a soft bump to top corner of back cover as well as another minor one to spine. No internal markings. Pages clean, binding firm. There is also minor close tear to bottom of dust jacket near spine, now in removable productive sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About A Day in the Life of the Beatles
A Day in the Life of the Beatles was published on the 30th anniversary of Lennon's death. It contains the photographs McCullin took in September of 1968 in different locations in London - Places like Paul McCartney's garden, their recording studio or by the river Thames.
At the time of the photos, the band had just released their iconic Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Also, the world was going through a very turbulent time with the Vietnam war unleashing riots and violent protests in the US. One could say it was the moment went the 60's went dark. The Beatles were famously anti-war and very much supporters of the civil rights movement. This probably is one of the reasons they wanted to hire Don McCullin, because their political ideas were aligned.
The collection of photos that feature in this book show the band at the peak of their success, when everybody wanted a slice of them. They are fun, carefree and show the four members at their happiest.
About Don McCullin
Don McCullin is one of our greatest living photographers. Few have enjoyed a career so long, and no one of such variety and critical acclaim. For the past 50 years he has proved himself to be a photojournalist with no equal. Whether documenting the poverty of London’s East End. Or the horrors of wars in Africa, Asia or the Middle East. He has proved an adroit artist capable of beautifully arranged still lifes, soulful portraits and moving landscapes.
His childhood in North London was blighted by Hitler’s bombs and the early death of his father. He was then called up for National Service with the RAF. After postings to Egypt, Kenya and Cyprus he returned to London. Armed with a twin reflex Rolleicord camera. He began photographing friends from a local gang named The Guv’nors. He was persuaded to show them to the picture editor at the Observer
in 1959. So, aged 23, he earned his first commission and began his long and distinguished career in photography; more by accident than design.
In 1961 he then won the British Press Award for his essay on the construction of the Berlin Wall. His first taste of war came in Cyprus, 1964, where he covered the armed eruption of ethnic and nationalistic tension. Winning a World Press Photo Award for his efforts. In 1993 he was the first photojournalist to be awarded a CBE.
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