Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Paul McCartney to Celebrate 81st Birthday With Book of Rare, Unseen 1964 Photos Taken by Him


Paul McCartney was in the eye of the storm, Beatlemania, in 1964 when his group took over the world.

Now it seems he’s found a treasure trove of photos he took on a 35mm camera when it all happened. A book is coming called “Eyes of the Storm” on June 13th, five days before Sir Paul’s 81st birthday.

The photos were taken in six cities: New York, Washington, London, Liverpool, Miami, and Paris. There are 275 pictures. The book will have an introduction by Paul, plus essays by Jill Lepore and Nicholas Cullinan.

Paul is following the lead of his bandmate, Ringo Starr, who’s published several tomes of pictures, postcards and other Beatles memorabilia.

No price yet for the book. But Paul’s two volume “The Lyrics” sold for $150 last year and was a best seller.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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