- 26 Jan 23
The photobook is due to be published June 13th and will document the Beatles travels from the end of 1963 to the beginning of 1964.
The photobook’s release date is set for June 13th, by Liveright/W. W. Norton. The 35mm photos are the musician’s personal record of that time, documenting the Beatles’ travels through Liverpool, London, Paris, New York, Washington, D.C., and Miami.
1964: Eyes of the Storm includes never seen before portraits of John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, and features a foreword by McCartney, an introduction by Jill Lepore- Harvard historian and New Yorker essayist, a Preface by Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, London, and an essay by Senior Curator Rosie Broadley. The photobook has been in the works since 2020, when nearly 1,000 of McCartney’s photographs were uncovered in his archive.
Speaking on the upcoming book McCartney said, “Anyone who rediscovers a personal relic or family treasure is instantly flooded with memories and emotions, which then trigger associations buried in the haze of time. This was exactly my experience in seeing these photos, all taken over an intense three-month period of travel, culminating in February 1964.”
“It was a wonderful sensation to be plunged right back. Here was my own record of our first huge trip, a photographic journal of The Beatles in six cities, beginning in Liverpool and London, followed by Paris (where John and I had been ordinary hitchhikers three years before), and then what we regarded as the big time, our first visit as a group to America,” he continued
Watch the trailer for the 1964: Eyes of the Storm below.