Rare shots: how the members of The Beatles rested before they became famous

These rare photos show the young members of The Beatles on holiday in Spain. That was before their music drove the whole world crazy. The photos were taken by their friend, photographer Klaus Voorman. In the frame there is an atmosphere of relaxation, as it should be on the beach.

Rare shots: how the members of The Beatles rested before they became famous

Rare shots: how the members of The Beatles rested before they became famous

That summer, Paul, George, and Ringo stayed at the Foreman family villa in Tenerife. It was in 1963, just a few weeks before their debut album, Please Please Me, reached the top of the UK charts and Beatlemania began to take over the world.

Rare shots: how the members of The Beatles rested before they became famous

"When I met them, they were shaggy boys from Liverpool," the photographer recalls. — My father built a villa on a hill, and I lived with him for seven months. Paul wrote me a letter asking if they could come to visit. It was so simple."

Rare shots: how the members of The Beatles rested before they became famous

Although The Beatles were still unknown in other countries, Foreman immediately realized that he had something special in his hands. Their sound was unlike anything he had ever heard before.

Rare shots: how the members of The Beatles rested before they became famous

"I'll never forget walking into the club and hearing that sound," he says. — I've never heard anything like it before. I came back every night and plucked up the courage to speak to them. We've been friends ever since."

Rare shots: how the members of The Beatles rested before they became famous

A few weeks after these warm and relaxed photos were taken, the album Please Please Me was released. It held the top spot in the UK charts for 30 consecutive weeks, after which the chart was topped by another release by the same Beatles. And so Beatlemania began.

Rare shots: how the members of The Beatles rested before they became famous

Rare shots: how the members of The Beatles rested before they became famous

Rare shots: how the members of The Beatles rested before they became famous

Rare shots: how the members of The Beatles rested before they became famous

Rare shots: how the members of The Beatles rested before they became famous

Rare shots: how the members of The Beatles rested before they became famous

Rare shots: how the members of The Beatles rested before they became famous

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