THE MAD FOUR!

'The Mad Day: Summer of '68' opens in April...

An exhibition of ‘forgotten’ BEATLES photographs worth around $2.3m is due to open this spring in Liverpool.

The collection entitled ‘The Mad Day: Summer of ’68’ was shot by British photographer Tom Murray, who followed the Fab Four throughout London for a single, chaotic day. After keeping just 23 negatives from the original five rolls of film, Murray left them in a drawer for 25 years.

Murray, who has worked with such photographers as Lord Snowdon and Helmut Newton, was the youngest man ever to be appointed to be Her Majesty’s Royal Photographer, at the age of 25.

The photographs are appearing at the Matthew Street Gallery, close to the site of the original Cavern Club from April 24 to May 18.