This book, the latest edition in the "LIFE Great Photographers" series, presents all the best pictures taken by the band's official shooter. In the mid-1960s, when so much was happening and the volume seemed dialled up to 11, the Beatles were the biggest thing on the planet. Their fans wanted to touch the Beatles. Who might help them? Well, one photographer was inside. The young Australian Robert Whitaker had been noticed by Beatles manager Brian Epstein, who hired him. When Beatlemania exploded, Whitaker was along for the wild ride: backstage, in the studio, at the boys' homes. He became their friend and confidante.
Bob fashioned many of the iconic Beatles images, and all his pictures were taken in the period that Beatles fans most like to remember. Bob was also a friend of "LIFE". In the months before his death in September 2011, he was collaborating with us on this book, his Beatles magnum opus. In these pages are rarely or never published photographs and personal reflections, which add resonance.
Setting out on the long winding road to Beatle enlightenment and avoiding any pot-holed zebra crossings along the way........ This is a guide to the best and most highly regarded books* about The Beatles. Of course there will always be some debate about what makes a good Beatles book but these are based on many reviews and also feedback from hardcore Beatle fans. Your feedback is welcomed. *First Hand Accounts books vary in quality but I have listed for historical interest.
Tuesday, 14 June 2016
LIFE With the Beatles: Inside Beatlemania, by their Official Photographer Robert Whitaker by Editors of LIFE
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