Quintessential Beatles

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© Popperfoto/ Express/ Getty Images Beatles 1964 US Tour, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison Miami Beach
© Stan Maegher/Express/Getty Images Suburban Beatles 15th April 1965: British musicians Ringo Starr (L) and John Lennon (1940 - 1980), members of the rock group The Beatles, stand in the doorways of the adjoining suburban houses on Ailsa Avenue used in the filming of director Richard Lester's film 'Help!', starring The Beatles, Twick-enham, Middlesex, England. (Photo by Stan Meagher/Express/Getty Images)
(c) Popperfoto/Getty Images Members of the Beatles all wering suits and smoking cigarettes 1963
(c) David Redfurn /Redfurns/Getty - Magical Mystery Tour September 1967
(c) Express/GettyImages - Rooftop Beatles January 1969

Lucy Bell Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of rare and unseen images of the “Fab Four” from The Getty Images Archives. The exhibition, includes images of The Beatles that span from 1963 to 1970 featuring shots from famous photographers including David Redfern, Chris Ware, Jim Grey and Stan Maegher, as well as from Popperfoto, one of the UK's oldest and image libraries founded in 1934, specialising in creative UK-based retro imagery.

The Beatles were  formed in Liverpool in 1960 and with member John Lennon, Paul McCartney George Harrison and Ringo Starr became regarded as the foremost and most influential band of the era and were, also perceived as the embodiment of the ideals shared by the counterculture of the 1960s.


Images of the Beatles at work and behind the scenes, as well as historic images, such as John Lennon and Ringo Starr standing in the doorways of the adjoining houses on Ailsa Avenue, where  Richard Lester's film 'Help!', was filmed 1965, are included in the exhibition. 

This fascinating collection, on tour from Getty Images Gallery, gives a rare insight into the lives of The Beatles during this period, and explores the extraordinary phenomena surrounding the Beatles.

Silver Gelatin prints  are for sale starting at £125

8 x 10"                                                                   £125

10  x 12"                                                                £175 

12 x 16"                                                                 £235

20 x 16"                                                                 £285 

20 x 24"                                                                 £320

20 x 30"                                                                 £475

30 x 30"                                                                 £610

David Redfern


David Redfern (7 June 1936 – 22 October 2014) was an English photographer specialising in music photography. He worked as a photographer for 45 years and had over 10,000 pictures in his collection including photos of the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix. In 1999 he published a book about his life called The Unclosed Eye.[1]

Redfern was born in Ashbourne and began his career photographing jazz festivals such as the Beaulieu Jazz Festival in Beaulieu, Hampshire.  He was a regular visitor to the Marquee Club and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz in the 1960s, where he photographed Miles Davis and Ella Fitzgerald,  Buddy Rich said   said, "He's the Cartier-Bresson of jazz." In the 60s, Redfern photographed the TV show Ready Steady Go! and the UK tour by Motown artists, including Redfern also photographed the Beatles during the making of the Magical Mystery Tour film in 1967.


In 1980, Refern became the regular tour photographer of Frank Sinatra, at the request of the singer.] Redfern set up a photo agency which represented his own work, and that of more than 400 photographers who specialised in music subjects. Redfern sold his agency to Getty Images in 2008.

He was president of BAPLA, the British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies, from 1992 until his death in 2014.

Redfern died of cancer, aged 78, in his home in Uzès, France.


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