Ethan Russell's Iconic Images of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and More

Shots from from his new interactive book

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Ethan Russell

The Beatles

The Beatles perform on the roof of Apple Records in January 1969. "This came at the end of filming Let It Be," Russell says. "I was around for all of the recording. The entire time, the movie's director Michael Lindsay-Hogg was trying to get them to do something, like go to Egypt and play in front of the pyramids. They couldn't agree on anything, but one day they all decided to go up to the roof on the top of Apple. There were maybe 20-odd people up there, and some people on the building next door. If I had done it today, I'd have 15 assistants and 50 cameras. And it was me with no assistants and two cameras."

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