Rare footage: how the rest of the members of The Beatles before famous

On these rare photos of the young members of the Beatles rest in Spain. This was even before their music brought to mind the whole world. Pictures were made by their friend, photographer Klaus Forman (Klaus Voorman). In the frame atmosphere of relaxation, as expected on the coast.

Rare footage: how the rest of the members of The Beatles before famous

Rare footage: how the rest of the members of The Beatles before famous

That summer, Paul, George and Ringo stayed in a family Villa foreman in Tenerife. It was in 1963, just weeks before their debut Please Please Me album took first place in the British charts and Beatlemania was beginning to take over the world.

Rare footage: how the rest of the members of The Beatles before famous

"When I met them, they were shaggy lads from Liverpool — says the photographer. My father built a Villa on a hill, and I lived with him for seven months. Paul wrote me a letter in which he asked if they could come visit. Everything was so simple."

Rare footage: how the rest of the members of The Beatles before famous

Although the Beatles were still unknown in other countries, Forman immediately realized that in his hands something special. Their sound was not like anything that he had heard before.

Rare footage: how the rest of the members of The Beatles before famous

"I'll never forget, I walked in the club and heard this sound, he says. — I've never heard anything like this before. I returned every night and plucked up the courage to talk to them. Since we are friends."

Rare footage: how the rest of the members of The Beatles before famous

Few weeks after we took these warm and relaxed photos, he released the album Please Please Me. He took first place in the hit parade UK 30 consecutive weeks, after which the chart was led by another release of the same by The Beatles. And so began Beatlemania.

Rare footage: how the rest of the members of The Beatles before famous

Rare footage: how the rest of the members of The Beatles before famous

Rare footage: how the rest of the members of The Beatles before famous

Rare footage: how the rest of the members of The Beatles before famous

Rare footage: how the rest of the members of The Beatles before famous

Rare footage: how the rest of the members of The Beatles before famous

Rare footage: how the rest of the members of The Beatles before famous

Keywords: The Beatles | The Beatles | UK | Groups | Musicians | Rest | Retro | Retro photo | Rock-n-roll

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