Madame Tussauds unveils wax figures of The Beatles

London waxworks museum Madame Tussaud’s unveiled lifesize figures of all four Beatles on this day. They were the first pop group to be immortalised in the museum.

On 29 April 1964 The Beatles were photographed with the dummies.

The Beatles with their Madame Tussaud's waxwork figures, London, 29 April 1964

Madame Tussaud’s lent the wax figures to artists Peter Blake and Jann Haworth in early 1967, to be used on the cover of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Three of the heads – John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr – were rediscovered in 2005 after being lost for nearly two decades, and were auctioned for £81,500.

Madame Tussaud’s reworked the figures on several occasions throughout the 1960s, to reflect The Beatles’ ever-changing image.

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