The Beatles take a fully clothed dip in the sea, in Miami, Florida. John warns off an over zealous fan, as he’s afraid she might be part-fish. 18th February, 1964.
Hip young gunslingers Paul and John lark about in a ranch in Bel Air, just prior to their big gig at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Was this moment the inspiration for ‘Dig A Pony’? Possibly, possibly…24th August, 1964.
As their single ‘From Me To You’ hits Number One, the Fab Four pretend to be coppers in this photo opportunity. 10th June, 1963.
This “hey, pretty ladies” shoot happened at the Deauville Hotel at Miami Beach in Florida. Appropriately enough for the soft-focus vibes of the snap, it took place on Valentine’s Day, 1964.
Looking like he works for Hampton Court’s Ents department at the weekend, Ringo is actually dressed up like Sir Francis Drake for the show ‘Around The Beatles’. He’s just about the fire a cannon to mark the beginning of the show which was recorded at Rediffusion’s studios in Wembley, London. 28th April, 1964.
Paul and George performing at Forest Hills in front of 16,000 people. They play 12 songs bookended by ‘Twist And Shout’ and ‘Long Tall Sally’. The crowd, obviously, go nuts for them. 29th August, 1964.
John, Paul and George toast to absent friends (well, Ringo) in Paris as they wait for the drummer whose flight had been delayed by fog at Liverpool Airport. 14th January, 1964.
George displays his impressive sword balancing skills with John at Dromoland Castle in Ireland. Ringo was hiding inside the Olive tree. 27th March, 1964.
It looks like the tech rehearsals for ‘Peter Pan’, but in fact it’s the Fab Four practicing their Flying Ballet routine, during rehearsals for ‘The Night Of 100 Stars’ charity revue at The London Palladium. 23rd July, 1964.
The Beatles pal about with fellow Liverpool pop royalty, Gerry and The Pacemakers, Billy J.Kramer and the Dakotas. Paul takes a flying leap with the Pacemakers’ Gerry Marsden holding on for dear life. 18th June, 1963.
John, Paul, Ringo and George’s first meeting with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1967. The next year would see them flying to India to devote themselves fully to his teachings. August 1967.
John steels himself for a slice of cake from Roy Orbison’s wife Claudette. Why the pained expression, Mr Lennon? Was he gluten free? Was the gateaux Tabasco flavoured? We may never know…23rd April, 1964.
‘The Beatles In Pictures’ is published by Ammonite Press and is culled from the Mirrorpix archives. It’s available now at £7.99.