Throughout The Beatles’ career, official magazine The Beatles Book captured their development from British pop fledglings to international megastars. There every step of the way was Leslie Bryce – the magazine’s in-house photographer – who travelled the world with the band, chronicling their time together in astonishing black and white images with unrivalled access. A new limited edition book, Looking Through You, collects 300 of these images – some of which have never been seen before. We’ve got 12 for you exclusively below…
George relaxing with some fan mail and a cigarette backstage before a show in Margate in July 1963.
DJ John on the decks! Lennon’s listening to a pre-release test pressing of the ‘Twist And Shout’ EP on a portable record player that travelled with the group on tour here. Not sure why the record player is rested on a sink, but hey.
The band chilling out on Greet Street in London a few days after John Lennon’s birthday in October 1963.
Paul doesn’t look too sure about his new job as Dusty Springfield’s hairdresser here.
The boys onstage in Munich, sharing a laugh.
The Beatles with stunt doubles hired to handle the trickier, more dangerous parts of their ‘Ticket To Ride’ ski video. Can you pick out the real life Fab Four from their counterparts?
Ringo up a tree, at home in Weybridge, Surrey on May 31, 1966.
John and George enjoying an intimate moment over a glass of milk.
Another live shot, this time from The Scala Theatre in March 1964.
Ringo doing his thing at Wolverhampton’s Gaumont Cinema, November 19, 1963.
Need a lift? Ringo’s your man.
Looking Through You: The Beatles Book Monthly Photo Archive published by Omnibus Press is available now and limited to 3,000 numbered copies. £39.95.