New project calling for Beatles fan photos

The Beatles
The Beatles

The Beatles performing in 1964. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Groundbreaking global project needs help sourcing photographs for a unique archive celebrating 50 years since the band’s famous final performance

On 30 January 1969, Londoners were going about their usual daily lives on an otherwise ordinary day. But for those walking past the headquarters of Apple Records at around lunchtime, they were about to witness a musical event that has since gone down in history — The Beatles final live performance.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of that innovative spectacle, Photobox is commissioning a project called The People’s Beatles. The aim is to crowdsource photographs of the band taken by fans and turn them into a photographic biography, featuring 500 unseen images and stories told from a fan’s point of view. Also involved in the project is bestselling author and Paul McCartney biographer Barry Miles, who will contribute a written narrative.

Set to be published in May, fans who wish to take part in this potentially once in a lifetime project can submit their photos and memories of the band until 15 March 2019. To submit images, or for more information, visit 

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