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Red and Blue Album inside photo
26 May 2010
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Since I was a kid, (because those were the Beatle albums I was allowed to listen at home by myself) I always wanted to know… who are the people there? (I can recognize Paul, Ringo John and George, who BTW doesn't look like George.. at all!!)

 

 

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26 May 2010
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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.

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26 May 2010
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So that's where that picture is from. I've seen it before and have wondered why it's so badly cropped in the middle. Since it's a fold out, it makes sense now. I'll let you know if I find anything on it.

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26 May 2010
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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."

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26 May 2010
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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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