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FAB FOUR IN FOCUS


AN exhibition of rare photographs of the biggest band of all time is to go on show in Doncaster. The UK launch of Mad Day Out, a series of snaps featuring The Beatles, is being held later this month at Limited 2 Art, The Courtyard, Bawtry - 40 years after the pictures of the Fab Four were first taken.
In 1968, snapper Tom Murray joined renowned war photographer Don McCullin to assist him in a photo shoot of a rock group.

He arrived at his first location not knowing who he was there to photograph - but could hear the Fab Four's Lady Madonna being played.
That day, he shot a series of photographs of John, Paul, George and Ringo in everyday locations.

From the two rolls of film shot, 23 pictures - which have been hailed as some of the most striking photographs ever taken of the group - survived.


The shoot was so last minute and the schedule so hectic, the images became known as the Mad Day Out and for three decades the shots remained unseen.

However, Tom has now decided it is time to reveal his personal collection of these exclusive images, which are to be released as strictly limited edition prints.

One of the photos eerily depicts John Lennon lying on the floor pretending to be dead, while another shows Paul McCartney fooling around at a water fountain.


Tom said: "I just feel privileged that I was part of this historical day, getting close to The Beatles was a dream come true and I believe the timing is right to share my special collection."

The London locations for the shoot included a park, a house, and a square by the Thames Docks.

They were all random and less obvious to avoid the group attracting crowds.

After the shoot, Tom was invited back to Paul McCartney's home for tea, where the last photographs were taken.


The following day, the band returned to Abbey Road Studios to start work on their single Hey Jude.

Tom has also photographed Hollywood greats including Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Dustin Hoffman, designer Calvin Klein and Princess Margaret.

Pete Mash, of the British Beatles Fan Club commented: "The Mad Day Out images would be one of the last occasions that all four Beatles were photographed together relaxed in each other's company with smiles on
their faces."


The exhibition will be launched at a ceremony between noon and 3pm on August 16.

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