The Lost Beatles Photographs: The Bob Bonis Archive, 1964-1966
These behind-the-scenes, intimate, and unguarded shots have been unearthed after spending 45 years in a duffel bag of The Beatles and Rolling Stones' former tour manager, Bob Bonis. Bonis was the US tour manager for The Beatles' first tour in the States from 1964-1966. Hanging out on stage, backstage, at work, and at play with one of the most influential bands ever, Bonis took some 3,500 photographs at a critical point in the creative development of The Beatles. The photos show these legends in candid, intimate shots on stage, in rehearsal, in concert, backstage (tuning up, waiting to go on stage and clowning around), dressing and relaxing, on vacations or en route to shows or cities, getting haircuts, bowling, recording in the studio, at press events, and just hanging around being themselves. This collection captured a pivotal time in the bands' career.