In the summer of 1968 The Beatles were tired of seeing themselves in the papers as either moptops or flower-powered hippies. To produce a new set of more contemporary publicity images, Don McCullin was commissioned for a day-long shoot known as ‘Mad Day Out’. These are some less known pictures from that session.
The Beatles and friends celebrated George’s 25th birthday while in Rishikesh, attending an advanced Transcendental Meditation training session at the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
On May 1968, John Lennon and Paul McCartney traveled to New York City, to announce the Beatles’ newly-formed company, Apple. They held a press conference at 1:30pm on the 14th at New York’s Americana Hotel. Later, John and Paul would tape an interview with TV-station WNDT and in the evening they made special appearance on […]
Extraordinary never published before pictures by Michael Herring of The Beatles in 1968. George Harrison has in his shirt pocket a resignation letter from Paul McCartney
In response to a request from a friend on Twitter, I recovered an old footage from Italian television in which the Beatles are shown during their stay at Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram.
On July 28, 1968, The Beatles went out for a photo shoot with a couple of photographers – Stephen Goldblatt and Don McCullin to take a break from recording the White Album. It became known as the “Mad Day Out”.