The Fab Five
“These photos convey a really happy period for them and for me. It all comes down to music, they were without a doubt the greatest band of the 20th century, and that’s why these photographs are so important.” – Harry Benson, 2012
© Harry Benson — John photographs George and Cynthia, 1964
© Harry Benson — Ringo getting to know the fans a little better, Miami Beach 1964
© Harry Benson — The famous pillow fight photograph, 3am, George V Hotel, Paris 1964
© Harry Benson — When John said The Beatles were more popular than Jesus, people in the Bible Belt burned their records. John sits alone after issuing an apology to the press. Chicago 1966
© Harry Benson — Legendary televised performance on The Ed Sullivan Show, viewed by around 75 million people, New York 1964
Glasgow-born Harry Benson has photographed every US President since Eisenhower, the Civil Rights movement, and was next to Robert Kennedy when he was assassinated. As well as The Beatles, he has shot some of the biggest personalities of the last 50 years, including Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor and Her Majesty The Queen. In 2009, he was made Commander of the British Empire (CBE).
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