All Photos of the Exhibit By Gail (Click on Any Image to Enlarge)
On Thursday, February 6th, one of our favorite venues, the Morrison Hotel Gallery on Prince Street launched a truly exceptional photography show celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ first arrival in the States in 1964.
The Beatles at Abbey Road Studio, England 1963 By Terry O’Neill
This exhibit was curated by Julian Lennon, who personally selected 50 photographs of his late father, John Lennon, and his band mates Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison to honor the 50th Anniversary celebration, which has been marked by a variety of events this week including the Fest for Beatles Fans going on it NYC this weekend. Twenty-five photos are on exhibit at MHG’s New York space with an additional twenty-five on display at its sister gallery in Los Angeles.
Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the Opening Reception (Keep in mind that the quality of these original photographs is vastly superior to my representations).
Paul and George on the Beach By Curt Gunther (1964)
Brian Epstein and The Beatles By Curt Gunther (1964)
The Beatles with Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) in the Ring By Charles Trainor (1964)
The Beatles in Scotland By Robert Whitaker (1964)
The Beatles and Ed Sullivan Back Stage By Charles Trainor (1964)
The Beatles Arrive in NYC By Ken Regan (1964)
Pattie Boyd, former wife of George Harrison and muse who inspired songs like “Something” and “For You Blue” was at the reception and graciously signed my copy of her book.
Needless to say, but you can see I am about to, This exhibit is not to be missed for any Beatles Fan.
The Morrison Hotel Gallery is now Located in its New Space at 116 Prince Street, Second Floor NYC.