June 19, 2012 18:54

New exhibition featuring rare photos of The Beatles goes on display in New York

Retrospective includes photos of Liverpool band's first tour of the US

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A new exhibition featuring photos of The Beatles' first tour of America has opened in New York.

The Liverpool legends' first journey to the US and the height of the Beatlemania craze in the early 1960s was photographed by Curt Gunther, and a retrospective of his work, Unseen Beatles, is currently taking place at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in Soho, New York.

Speaking of how close he was to the band, Gunther's son told Rolling Stone magazine: "He was there on every plane ride and in every hotel room. I think there was real, genuine affection between The Beatles and my dad."

The photos the photographer collected include not just the band playing live, but also of their downtime, with them riding horses and goofing around with manager Brian Epstein. Peter Blachley, co-founder of the Morrison Hotel Gallery, said: "You can see it in the photographs. There were no handlers. Just, 'Hang out, you're one of the band now'."

Alongside Gunther's photos are pictures by another photographer close to the band, Robert Whitaker, who famously posed the band with a number of dismembered toy dolls and raw meat for the album cover of US release 'Yesterday and Today'.

The Unseen Beatles exhibition of Robert Whitaker and Curt Gunther's work is on throughout the Summer. For more info visit morrisonhotelgallery.com.

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