Long-lost Beatles photographs

Everybody has seen the Abbey Road photos, the pictures of live performances at The Cavern, and millions of others besides, but recently some forgotten photographs of  The Beatles’ early career have resurfaced in an attic in London.

The photos were taken at one of their early gigs in Croydon on April 25 1963 by Andy Wright, at the time a 15-year-old schoolboy who aspired to be a photographer. This was a month after the release of their first album, Please Please Me.

Speaking to The Guardian, Wright said, “I went home on the bus, developed the pictures and proudly took them into the school the next day. I still have the Rollei camera I took those pictures with.”

Unbelievably Wright had forgotten he’d taken the pictures, despite the sensational success of the band in the following years. He said, “You know how it is, you just have boxes of rubbish in the attic so I was delighted I still had them.”

For more visit www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/jun/11/beatles-photos-resurface


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