Paul McCartney is releasing a pictures e book compiling 275 of his snapshots taken between the tip of 1963 and the start of 1964—when Beatlemania was turning into a world phenomenon. 1964: Eyes of the Storm shall be revealed June 13 by Liveright/W. W. Norton. The 35mm photos are McCartney’s private report of the time, and seize the Beatles’ travels by way of Liverpool, London, Paris, New York, Washington, D.C., and Miami. Watch a trailer for the e book beneath.
1964: Eyes of the Storm consists of a number of never-before-seen portraits of John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, in addition to a foreword by McCartney, an introduction by Harvard historian and New Yorker essayist Jill Lepore, a Preface by Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the Nationwide Portrait Gallery, London, and an essay by Senior Curator Rosie Broadley. The method of making the e book started in 2020, when a trove of practically 1,000 of McCartney’s pictures had been re-discovered in his archive.
“Anybody who rediscovers a private relic or household treasure is immediately flooded with recollections and feelings, which then set off associations buried within the haze of time,” McCartney wrote in press supplies. “This was precisely my expertise in seeing these photographs, all taken over an intense three-month interval of journey, culminating in February 1964.” He continued:
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