An intimate, revealing look at the legendary band, documented in a series of personal, never-before-seen photographs taken during The Beatles' three U.S. tours—the largest single trove of such important unknown rock photographs ever uncovered
In the early 1960s, four working-class lads from Liverpool invaded America, igniting a cultural revolution that would transform a generation and change the world. During that time, few were closer to The Beatles than Bob Bonis, the tour manager for all three U.S. tours, 1964, 1965, and 1966. While on the road with the Fab Four, Bonis, a passionate amateur photographer with a keen eye, an innate sense of composition, and a deep love for his subjects, snapped some nine hundred photographs of the band—a remarkable collection that until now has only been known to family and close friends.
Unearthed after forty-five years, the photos that comprise The Lost Beatles Photographs form a groundbreaking portrait of the most iconic band of the twentieth century at a pivotal time in their career, conquering America. Bonis's photos offer fans unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access to The Beatles during their breakthrough moments on the world stage, from rehearsing backstage to stellar performances in concert. Here are John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr in casual moments, in rehearsal, in concert, in dressing rooms, on vacation, at press events, on the road. Funny, surprising, provocative, beautiful, these photos recall an unforgettable period in history and offer a fresh look at these legends at the beginning of their fame.
Whether you're a devoted aficionado or just discovering the Fab Four, The Lost Beatles Photographs is a remarkable addition to Beatle lore and a must-have for every fan.
What makes this book a must have is that these photos have never been seen or published before.
Bob Bonis's excellent photographs take you behind the scenes at the three U.S. tours The Beatles undertook in '64, '65, & '66.
There is a good mix of everything: photo, scan and story, that lend a very balanced feel to this.
Many pictures were duplicated within the book. Disappointed. Would not recommendPublished 1 month ago by Marie Lombardi
Seeing archived "fresh" Beatles photos is always a treat and here they are many and well-presented. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Terri in New York
This original Beatles fan - yep, one of the Ancient Ones - has been collecting rock photos & books for decades. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kathleen Jones
This book is a first look at the Beatles behind the scene and in concert that has taken 40 plus years to put together just for us Beatle fans.Published 8 months ago by Lea Kayson
My husband wanted the Beatles Anthology but according to Amazon, people who bought that also bought this- so it was a nice surprise Christmas morning!Published 8 months ago by Mrs. Christi M. Schultz
My father loves to draw, and is a big fan of the beatles, so this made the absolute perfect gift for him. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Dan Matheny Jr
The photos were lively and in color. It showed these four amazing musicians in their youth and with the excitement of their new found celebrity. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Xander's Mom
They'll always be the innocent boys from Liverpool. Too bad they had to grow up and terrible that we can never see all 4 of them together again.Published 17 months ago by Denise Darden