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The Beatles Pillow Fight

Written by: George Chittenden : 29 Oct 2019

This amazing photo of the Beatles mid pillow-fight was taken in January 1964 on the night they found out that their song “I Want to Hold Your Hand” was No. 1 in the U.S! The photographer was Harry Benson, and the photo was taken in the swanky George V Hotel in Paris. The image captures the sheer joy, happiness and optimism that would be embraced as Beatlemania!

The Beatles mid pillow-fight

The Beatles mid pillow-fight

Interestingly Harry Benson was disappointed when he initially learned that he’d been assigned to photograph the musicians in Paris, as he saw himself as a serious photographer and didn’t want to cover a rock ’n’ roll story. However, that initial meeting changed the course of his life and led to decades of collaborations with the group.

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