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”.
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.
I’ll be presenting this one with limited narration since the descriptions give you a healthy idea of what’s going on.
This is one of the greatest and most fun photos ever.
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.
I had to chime in and say that I just love this one. It’s so iconic and exciting
These next four are all by Robert Whitaker and are Silkscreen Prints.
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.
The gallery was packed very quickly and I am sure this please its owner Peter Blachley (pictured below in the center wearing a hat).
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
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.
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.