Beatles Hidden Gallery
A beautiful collection of rare photographs documenting the Beatles’ 1963-4 tour, photographer Paul Berriff discovered these stunning pictures in his attic, where they had remained “hidden” for almost fifty years. Based at the Beatles Story Pier Head, the Hidden Gallery is an absolute must-see.
Thirty eight black and white shots of the Fab 4 on tour with singer Helen Shapiro which were taken between1963-64, were unearthed by photographer Paul Berriff in the attic of his home. The images show John, Paul, Ringo and George in unguarded moments, rehearsing on stage, smoking in their dressing room and relaxing with drinks and snacks.
They were snapped by Berriff after he was given unlimited access to the band just months before Beatlemania gripped the world. After that, security was so tight around the Fab 4 that just a handful of authorised photographers had access to the band.
Paul Berriff, who shot the images while working as a 16-year-old editorial assistant on the Yorkshire Evening Post and is now a BAFTA award-winning photographer and documentary maker, says the photographs called ‘The Beatles Hidden Gallery', have found their rightful home now they are on display at the Beatles Story, Pier Head.
Jerry Goldman, MD of The Beatles Story, said: "We are delighted that these unique images are going to have a home at the Beatles Story. They are very revealing photos as they picture the Beatles in unguarded moments fooling around, sharing a snack and relaxing and I'm confident that our visitors will love them.”
The images are also available for sale with each of the 38 individual photos being produced in a limited edition run of 49, each signed by the photographer.
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