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Is this the photo that ended up on the cover “by accident”?
In Anthology, Paul tells a story about the Fabs looking at various album cover possibilities being projected onto an LP size white cardboard. When the cardboard slipped, the photo being projected became distorted and everybody went “Wow, that’s IT!”
Never seen this pic, thanks for posting Tammy!
OMG! Thank you, Miss Tammy!
Incredible photo! Love the look and stance of Lennon!
Outdid yourself Miss Tammy. Never saw many of these. My favorite Beatle album also.
love from Da Bronx
Now, that’s high!
(I’m taking the day off…Thanks, Tammy…the next bong is for you)
Kwai, as long as its not a toot and a snore!
What an amazing find. Well done Tammy!!!
Thanks so much for sharing, I love this picture. : )
the mount rushmore of rock…
Good one Jim
Yes, Jim, excellent comment!
This absoultey made my day. Rubber Soul is my favorite album, and I’ve never seen the “uncropped” version before. I love it.
and yes, Jim, excellent comment.
Was this on a cold day?
Is Paul wearing gloves…extra long sleeves…or just THC?
“Okay, EVERYBODY…smirk for the camera”
…upon first inspection of the RS cover, the average fan must have been made to ask the following of themselves: What are THEY doing that I’m NOT doing???
The thing I love about Rubber Soul is that they chose to not put their name on the front cover…the fact that they were allowed to speaks volumes. Is there any ‘face’ more recognizable? Maybe Muhammad Ali in the early seventies…but, in 1965? No name on your product would be commercial suicide for anyone else(…except Dylan).
Was the title decided before they picked the image? Or, was the ‘stretched’ picture inspiration for the title?
Now, can we determine where the negative is?
WOW! I’ve always wondered what the rest of that photo looked like. Even though it takes some of the mystery out of it, it’s still great to see. Thanks!!
WOW. Super Wow. I mean, WOW!! Phew.
I have a similiar picture like this hanging on my wall. It’s actually a lithograph that I purchased at the thrift store that I work at. I’m occasionally getting BEATLE items there in fact everytime something comes in whether it’s a book, cd, etc. my manager puts it on my desk because he knows how much I LOVE the BEATLES especially GEORGE!
Getting back to this picture – it really is a great one! Thanks for posting
i was quite stunned when i saw this photo online yesterday! i keep wondering where’s the rest of the roll of film…
Wow! I didn’t think I would ever see this!
Well, first time commenting, but by far not my first time visiting this site.
I have just set this picture as my desktop background. I love it. Love Rubber Soul. I’ve never seen the uncropped, unstretched version of the picture before. It’s awesome. Thank you, Tammy. : )
Wow! Fantastic pic! The 4 horsemen of the Rockopolypse! Thanks Tammy
I’m forced to comment again. This picture is just too cool for school! I’ve long wanted to see more Rubber Soul outtakes including back cover outtakes. Hopefully this is the beginning of more being leaked…!
Miss Tammy I came to visit the sight today because I was feeling really down. I was hoping there would be a special new “update” picture that would cheer me up in these gloomy cold days here in the Northeast USA.
WOW! This is unspeakably – one photo I have always wanted to see. Thank you!
It’s 11 degrees F outside and I am feeling warm and happy inside.
“Baby You Can Drive My Car…”
A truly great photo – thanks for posting and thanks once again for a great website!
This photo is creating quite a buzz around the Beatle world. Everyone wants to know where it came from?
Awesomeness… Now is the picture was a tiny bit bigger 😀
This picture was taken by Henry Grossman, right? He’s got a pricey new book of his Beatles photographs coming out this year, with an intro written by Paul. I’m betting this photo among others is in the new book and that’s why we’re seeing it for the first time.
There’s also a GREAT photo I’ve seen circulating of that time in Austria during the filming of Help when the boys did an impromptu bit of singing at some small club or something. There were 2 shots of a sweaty Paul and a sweaty John in black turtlenecks that I’d seen before, but the new shot that I saw for the first time the other day has both of them singing into the same mike and looking into each other’s eyes. Absolutely gorgeous shot!! I’m guessing that one too is in Grossman’s new book and maybe he or one of his PR people is releasing a few of these to help promote the new book.
Unfortunately the book is a $500 monster that I can’t afford. But maybe after the limited edition sells out, they’ll release a cheap version for us regular folk.
Anyway, great shot.
Isn’t the cover by Robert Freeman?
Oops, you’re right. Ignore that sentence!
But the rest of the post still stands. Grossman does have a new book coming out, and there is a new photo of John and Paul circulating that is fantastic.
Beep, beep mm beep, beep….YEAH…!!!
Wow, this is AMAZING to see!!!!!!
i NEED that grossman book!!!
Louise-I’m really hoping they’ll release a cheaper version of Grossman’s book as well. I’m dying to get my hands on a copy, but I’m not paying $500! lol
Hey Kevin, this picture actually first popped up on the beatles instagram on tuesday!!!! surprise right?
Wow! amazing! This has to be the most amazing picture posted on this blog! I didn´t even know there was an uncropped version of the Rubber Soul cover. Great find! Congrats!
What is the largest available resolution of this uncropped photo?
I want to make a poster size of this for my room… But this resolution is not enough. I found a slightly bigger version (960 * 748), but that’s not enough either…
Tammy, if you have any bigger resolution, would you please post it?
What is the real source of this photo? Mr. Robert Freeman himself…?
Cool seeing the uncropped pic…. It’s as if John’s eyes are saying “I’m looking through you”
Hi, i honestly know nothing about this pic, i’m as clueless as everyone else, it was just sent to me. I’d love to know the story, where IS this from?. I know Bob’s son looks in here on occasion, i’d love to hear from you again, and also get the web address for the site of your dads work, i deleted the mail before i saved the site, alas, can’t find the site now.
Miss Tammy is here to heal.
Is this for real? Looks kind of doctored to me. Notice the strange coloring on Paul’s right arm going into Ringo’s chest. Did someone stage a recreation of the original photo and post it onto the actual album cover? Better to be suspicious in this modern era of photoshopping. I remember that current fake photo posted here about 2 years ago of Paul with Jane. I thought that was real at first. If it is real, then cool s*** indeed.
Unbelievable…..I’m shocked…..and stunned. 😉
Awesome as awesome can be.
I do some photoshopping and I think this is real. The content of the photo seams very real to me. It look natural, they are obviously cold and are reacting to the climate. It looks like a small copy from a proof, maybe a book proof? In any case-I was stunned to see it myself! I hope it’s in an up coming book. I want to see a beautiful print of it.
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