In the summer of '64, hearts and souls across America were captivated by the music, charm and wit of The Beatles, whose songs assaulted the US charts as a backlog of records took over the top positions. Beatlemania had touched down in the American heartlands, and it seemed that everyone wanted to touch, or be touched, by this new phenomenon.
In 1964 Astrid Kirchherr and Max Scheler travelled from Hamburg to London to photograph The Beatles. Astrid already knew The Beatles well and had photographed them when they'd lived and worked, honing their craft, in the Hamburg clubs.
Live in Japan is a large format, full colour book featuring almost 500 previously unpublished photographs. The foreword by Eric Clapton explains how George was persuaded to return to touring after a break of 17 years. The first (and longest) chapter is written by George himself and details his thoughts and feelings on taking to the road after such a long absence.
The official limited edition book, crafted to celebrate the enduring success of one of the world's greatest rock bands. Presenting the photographs of Mick Rock, original text by Brian May, Mary Austin and Mick Rock, and featuring quotes of the period from Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon.
Signed by: Nick Mason and Storm Thorgerson
Contributors: Storm Thorgerson
I Me Mine was published in 1980, the culmination of several years' work. It contains 83 of George's song lyrics printed in superb facsimile with the story behind each one in the composer's words. Printed in 28 special colours by Kingprint of Richmond, sadly no longer in business. George visited Kingprint to view the first sheets coming off the press.
Golden Dreams is a photographic journey accompanying The Beatles during the filming of A Hard Day's Night in Liverpool, 1964. The limited edition book presents Astrid Kirchherr and Max Scheler's unpublished pictures of The Beatles, the Liverpool music scene's early-60s explosion, and the phenomenon of the Merseybeat.
From Hamburg to Hollywood is a retrospective of Jürgen Vollmer's life and work, told through his own design, stories and photographs. It begins with recollections of Jürgen's time with The Beatles in his native Hamburg in 1960, moving on to Paris and an influential meeting with John and Paul.