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The Beatles united for a final photographic session on this day. It was also the last occasion in which all four members were together for band duties; thereafter their only meetings were business-related.
All four Beatles gathered at EMI Studios on the morning of Friday 8 August 1969 for one of the most famous photo shoots of their career. Photographer Iain Macmillan took the famous image that adorned their last-recorded album, Abbey Road.
Although they were rarely seen in public as a group by April 1969, on this day The Beatles took part in their penultimate photo session together.
The final location of The Beatles’ Mad Day Out, in which hundreds of photographs were taken around London in the course of a day, was 7 Cavendish Avenue, Paul McCartney‘s house in St John’s Wood, north London.
After leaving St Pancras Old Church and Gardens, The Beatles travelled to east London to Wapping Pier Head and Wapping High Street, for the sixth location of the Mad Day Out photoshoot.
After striking numerous poses on a traffic island in Old Street, north London, The Beatles travelled to St Pancras Old Church and Gardens near Regent’s Park, where some of the best-known photographs of the Mad Day Out were taken.
The fourth location in the Mad Day Out, in which The Beatles were photographed in various places around London, was in Old Street, a busy thoroughfare in the north of the city.
After their photography session at the Mercury Theatre in Notting Hill, The Beatles’ Mad Day Out continued towards Highgate Cemetery in north London.
The second location in The Beatles’ Mad Day Out photography extravaganza took place at the Mercury Theatre at 2 Ladbroke Road in Notting Hill, London.
In the early summer of 1968, Paul McCartney telephoned esteemed war photographer Don McCullin to ask him to spend a day photographing The Beatles. The group was in need of new publicity images, and wanted to get away from the recording studio temporarily.
The Beatles were photographed by Richard Avedon on this day. The shoot took place at a photographic studio in a penthouse in Thompson House, 200 Gray’s Inn Road, London.
Prior to a late night recording session at Abbey Road, The Beatles visited Michael Cooper’s London photographic studio where the cover photographs for Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band were taken.
During a short break in the sessions for Revolver, Ringo Starr took part in a photoshoot for The Beatles Book magazine.
On this day a photo session which was to become a notorious part of The Beatles’ history took place: the infamous ‘butcher cover’ pictures were taken.
Ringo Starr had his portrait taken by US photographer Richard Avedon. The shoot took place at a photographic studio in a penthouse in Thompson House, 200 Gray’s Inn Road, London.
In the morning of 5 March 1963, prior to recording their third single From Me To You, The Beatles took part in a photography session in London.
In December 1961 The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein contacted a local wedding photographer, Albert Marrion, to see if he could take some pictures of the group.