1 May 2010
The shot was taken on the 'Mad Day' in July 1968 (look for the St Pancras link here: http://beatlesmadday.110mb.com…..glish.html), when masses of photos were taken around London.
IIRC the people were members of the public who had waited behind railings while the shots were taken, and by way of thanks the group agreed to appear in a pic with them. I'll try and dig out more info for you.
13 November 2009
From The Beatles' London book:
"The eighth location [during the St Pancras Old Church and Gardens shoot] was in the Norman-style arched church doorway, where the Beatles posed for formal portrait shots. While they were being photographed in the doorway, a small crowd gathered behind the railings dividing the church and the gardens. Seizing the photo opportunity, [photographer] Don McCullin swiftly made the Beatles mingle among the crowd for the ninth and last location, from which a shot was later used to adorn the gatefold sleeves of the so-called Red and Blue compilation albums first issued in 1973, The Beatles 1962-1966 and 1967-1970."
1 May 2010
Thanks for the info Joe!!! It really surprises me this pic is not that easy to find on the Net.(or maybe I haven't searched it hard enough)
I remember my sisters and I once speculated about the photo. We thought it was a photo montage (is that the word?) of the Beatles with photos when they were young. A very well done montage of course…
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