How many times have you seen a photograph of The Beatles from the Beatlemania days and one or more of the guys is in the photo TAKING a photo? Do you ever wonder WHERE those photos are now? Well in Paul McCartney’s case we now know. He’s been holding on to them since 1964, he’d just forgotten where he put them.  A great read here BUT a most recent interview with Paul by Martha Kearney, BBC Presenter. Click here 

On June 13th, just a week before Paul McCartney’s birthday, he’s giving us all a gift: “1964: Eyes of The Storm” is a book of rare and personal photos that Paul took in the frenzy of Beatlemania, coming to life in this new book of photos.

“To look at the love and the wonder of what we went through that’s captured in a lot of these photographs is the whole thing. It’s what makes life great”Paul McCartney says about his new photo book accompanying the National Portrait Gallery London exhibition.  Paul presents a treasure trove of 275 of his own photographs from an iconic snap-shot in music history.  How did it come about? In 2020, an extraordinary trove of nearly a thousand photographs taken by Paul McCartney on a 35mm camera was re-discovered in his archive. Thank you!

Hear an interview with Paul McCartney conducted recently (early June) by Martha Kearney.

They intimately record the months towards the end of 1963 and beginning of 1964 when Beatlemania erupted in the UK and, after the band’s first visit to the USA, they became the most famous people on the planet. The photographs are Paul’s personal record of this explosive time, when they, The Beatles, were inside looking out and were the ‘Eyes of the Storm’.

1964: Eyes of the Storm presents 275 of McCartney’s photographs from the six cities of these intense, legendary months – Liverpool, London, Paris, New York, Washington, D.C. and Miami – and many never-before-seen portraits of John, George and Ringo. In his Foreword and Introductions to these city portfolios, Paul remembers ‘what else can you call it – pandemonium’ and conveys his impressions of Britain and America in 1964 – the moment when the culture changed and the Sixties really began.

1964: Eyes of the Storm Photographs and Reflections by Paul McCartney with additional essays by Jill Lepore, Nicholas Cullinan and Rosie Broadly Publishing 13 June 2023 Pre-Order ‘1964: Eyes of the Storm’: https://eyesofthestorm.co.uk ‘Paul McCartney Photographs 1963-64: Eyes of the Storm’ is on at the National Portrait Gallery London from 28 June – 1 October 2023. Buy tickets: http://www.npg.org.uk/PaulMcCartneyEy…

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1964: Eyes of the Storm Photographs and Reflections by Paul McCartney With additional essays by Jill Lepore, Nicholas Cullinan and Rosie Broadly Publishing 13 June 2023 Pre-Order ‘1964: Eyes of the Storm’: https://eyesofthestorm.co.uk

ALSO INCLUDED:

• A personal foreword in which Paul McCartney recalls the pandemonium of British concert halls, followed by the hysteria that greeted the band on its first American visit

• Candid recollections preceding each city portfolio that form an autobiographical account of the period McCartney remembers as the “Eyes of the Storm,” plus a coda with subsequent events in 1964

• “Beatleland,” an essay by Harvard historian and New Yorker essayist Jill Lepore, describing how The Beatles became the first truly global mass culture phenomenon

Handsomely designed, 1964: Eyes of the Storm creates an intensely dramatic record of The Beatles’ first transatlantic trip, documenting the radical shift in youth culture that crystallized in 1964.

“You could hold your camera up to the world, in 1964. But what madness would you capture, what beauty, what joy, what fury?” ―Jill Lepore

1964: Eyes of the Storm Photographs and Reflections by Paul McCartney With additional essays by Jill Lepore, Nicholas Cullinan and Rosie Broadly Publishing 13 June 2023 Pre-Order ‘1964: Eyes of the Storm’: https://eyesofthestorm.co.uk

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