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.
They were captured by EMI staff photographer John Dove, who had been asked to consider LP cover ideas and publicity shots.
The shoot began at EMI House in Manchester Square, where they were snapped on the iron staircase outside the building. A picture of the group with producer George Martin and music publisher Dick James was also taken.
They then moved to nearby Montagu Place where The Beatles posed next to a parking meter, onto which John Lennon placed his glasses.
Last updated: 8 March 2022
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I was re-reading Lewisohn’s recording sessions book the other evening, and noticed something about the middle photo of the Beatles on the staircase that is posted above (it’s also in Lewisohn’s book). It is very rare to find a posed photo of the lads in order of “band seniority” (John, Paul, George, Ringo). Said photo is notably the only one I have found of it’s ilk since I became aware of this minutiae!