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John claimed it was his idea for this photo.
I’ve always loved this alternate photo of the “Get Back” album. Thanks for the nice large clean image.
i always loved this photo. how they easily matched their previous positions and looks from 62′.
i passed by this building in october while in london. it’s always fun to see a place that is beatle-related and you hadn’t seen before.
Thanks very much for the bright and clear photo. George’s and John’s expressions are much more evident in this image than in many I’ve seen from this session.
The rail that they are leaning over in the famous photos, now rests in Paul’s studio. When EMI left Manchester Square the rail was taken off and was given to Paul.
I’ll send Tammy a photo of the rail, Paul has done something very clever with it
And the photographer was Linda McCartney?
No, the photographer was the late Angus McBean, the same photographer who took the Please Please Me cover that the shot is based on.
OK – I mean… I remember when I read the 1980 interview with John Lennon by BBC, then he told that Linda took the picture from 1969 which is used on the red and blue albums.
Don’t know where John got that from. All the shots on the EMI balcony (including red and blue albums) were definitely taken by Angus McBean (not Linda)
Peter … thanks for sharing this great little tidbit about the railing! Looking forward to seeing the photos of Paul’s use of it!
i’ve seen some other shots from that day on bootleg cd covers, but do anyone know if there is a lot more of these snaps. i heard there was an exhibit at a london museum a few years ago.please help. love, a friend.
I guess John and George changed their jackets for some shots. I recall the Get Back album outtakes had them in lighter jackets. George’s lighter jacket looked like the one he used as a stage suit for the last tour. It had multi-colored stripes on it.
George has changed his trousers too if you compare the Blue album shot, they’re striped in the Blue album cover and green on this one…
There were two seperate photo shoots about a week apart to try and get the result right for the aborted Get Back album sleeve – one on May 13, 1969; the other date still unknown – hence the different clothing. In answer to your question beatle55 I’ve only ever seen the one shot from the respective McBean 1969 photo shoots at Manchester Square but it would make sense that there would be out-takes.
Serious Datey!?, two seperate days, i thought just like the Mad Day Out they took changes of clothes with them.
From what the late Angus McBean said when interviewed it was tried on two seperate occasions to get it right – and then it wasn’t used. It was John’s idea apparently to recreate the first cover for Get Back.
the way i understood it was that they wore their streetclothes in some snaps, and their ’66 tour outfits in the others. if you go to the beatlefans website and go to the photo section, there are some out take photos from the ” get back ” cover shoot. love, a friend.
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