Presenting “The Beatles 1964” @ The Morrison Hotel Gallery

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles arriving in the USA and NYC for the very first time in their career, the Morrison Hotel Gallery is presenting a photographic exhibit entitled “The Beatles 1964” which has been curated by Julian Lennon and bears the succinct description of “A 50 Year Celebration Of Photography”.

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Welcome To The Morrison Hotel Gallery

The exhibit can be enjoyed for the entire month of February 2014 and is located in the Loft Space of the Morrison Hotel Gallery on 124 Prince Street in SOHO. I wandered through the presentation and snapped quick photos of what you really need to see in person. Trust me when I say that my camera doesn’t do this historic stuff justice at all.

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About The Exhibit

I’ll be presenting this one with limited narration since the descriptions give you a healthy idea of what’s going on.

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“Beatles In Limo” (Curt Gunther 1964)
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“Beatles, Washington DC” (Rowland Scherman 1964)
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“Beatles Indianapolis, IN (Curt Gunther 1964)
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“The Beatles Abbey Road Studio” (Terry O’Neill 1963)
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“The Beatles Make A Splash” (Charles Trainor 1964)

This is one of the greatest and most fun photos ever.

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“The Beatles and “The Greatest” Cassius Clay (Muhammed Ali) in The Ring” (Charles Trainor 1964)
the beatles, the beatles 1964 photographs, morrison hotel gallery
“The Beatles and The Greatest Cassius Clay/Muhammed Ali” (Charles Trainor 1964)
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“The Beatles Scotland” (Robert Whitaker 1964)
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“Paul McCartney and John Lennon Rehearsal, London” (Robert Whitaker 1964

You can almost feel the awe about being in New York that The Beatles had going on.  This was going to be one hell of a visit that is for sure.

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“The Beatles JFK Airport” (Ken Regan 1964)
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“Beatles Rehearsal, Miami Beach” (Charles Trainor 1964)
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“Beatles and Ed Sullivan Backstage” (Charles Trainor 1964)
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“The Beatles, Cliveden” (Robert Whitaker 1964)
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“The Beatles” (Ken Regan 1964)
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“Beatles Poolside” (Curt Gunther 1964)
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“Beatles with Brian Epstein” (Curt Gunther 1964)
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“Beatles at Airport” (Curt Gunther 1964)
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“Paul McCartney and George Harrison Beach” (Curt Gunther)

I had to chime in and say that I just love this one.  It’s so iconic and exciting

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“Beatles Perform On Ed Sullivan Show” (Ken Regan)
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“Beatles at Airport” (Ken Regan 1965)

These next four are all by Robert Whitaker and are Silkscreen Prints.

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“John Lennon” (Robert Whitaker)
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“Paul McCartney” (Robert Whitaker)
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(Robert Whitaker)
the beatles, the beatles 1964 photographs, morrison hotel gallery
(Robert Whitaker)
the beatles, the beatles 1964 photographs, morrison hotel gallery
“John Lennon and Paul McCartney” (Terry O’Neill)
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“Beatles In Rishikesh, India” (Pattie Boyd)
the beatles, the beatles 1964 photographs, morrison hotel gallery
“Ed Sullivan Show Contact Sheet” (Robert Whitaker)
the beatles, the beatles 1964 photographs, morrison hotel gallery
“Paul McCartney & John Lennon, India” (Pattie Boys 1968)
the beatles, the beatles 1964 photographs, morrison hotel gallery
“Paul McCartney with Camera” (Terry O’Neill)
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“Beatles Arriving At Airport” (Terry O’Neill)
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“Ringo Starr” (Terry O’Neill)
the beatles, the beatles 1964 photographs, morrison hotel gallery
“John Lennon” (Robert Whitaker)
the beatles, the beatles 1964 photographs, morrison hotel gallery
“The Beatles Contact Sheet” (Ken Regan)

One of the guests this evening was none other than Pattie Boyd who was a model and photographer and the first wife of George Harrison.  She also married Eric Clapton and the song “Layla” is written for her as well.  Here we find Pattie being interviewed by Erina Aoyama of Japan’s NHK Broadcasting.

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Pattie Boyd Speaks To Erina Aoyama of NHK Broadcasting

The gallery was packed very quickly and I am sure this please its owner Peter Blachley (pictured below in the center wearing a hat).

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The Gallery Is Packed
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More enthusiasts of The Beatles
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New Friends in Art & Business, Emily and Amanda

For this weekend only, the marquee of the Ed Sullivan Theater was set up to reflect upon the historic performance that took place on 2/9/1964

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The Ed Sullivan Theater Marquee Celebrates The Anniversary

So that is all we have my friends in music land.  I hope you enjoyed this historic look back.  Feel free to let me know what your own favorite photos are in the comments below.  I would love to hear what ones you liked the most.  All of these images are for sale at The Morrison Hotel Gallery so do inquire if you want to own a piece of music history that will only increase in value.  You can keep up with any anniversary broadcasts and tributes via the bands official website and it will bring you into the mix for sure. You can also surf around YouTube and check what your area museums or entertainment paper might feature about this monumental visit.

Official Website: www.thebeatles.com
Official Website: https://www.morrisonhotelgallery.com/new.aspx

A few weeks ago I broadcast how “The US Albums” by The Beatles had finally been released. Here are links to all of them and some special “must have” collection DVDs.

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