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The Beatles
Terry O'Neill (b.1938)
The Beatles Backyard, London, 1963 [printed 2013]
Gelatin silver print, signed and numbered in black ink by the photographer 39/50
19¾x24in. (51.2x61cm.)
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As one of his first assignments, Terry photographed a new, upcoming pop group called The Beatles at Abbey Road recording studios. Coinciding with the release of Please Please Me, this shot appeared on the front of British Newspaper The Sketch. Capturing the mood of an era and as a marker of their popularity, the newspaper quickly sold out.

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