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Photos: The Beatles Romp Through London in 1968

Photograph by ©Stephen Goldblatt, 1968, courtesy of Mad Day Out available now through Fotovision Books.

The Beatles outside St. Pancras Old Church and Gardens on Pancras Road, London, July 28, 1968.

On July 28, 1968, The Beatles went out for a photo shoot with a couple of photographers –  Stephen Goldblatt  and Don McCullin to take a break from recording the White Album. It became known as the “Mad Day Out”. They went to several places in London, including Thompson House, Wapping Pier Head, St. Pancras, and Old Street Station.

Goldblatt went on to become a very highly regarded director of photography in Hollywood, so his images languished in a drawer for years until discovered and published by Fotovision as a book.


Photograph by ©Stephen Goldblatt, 1968, courtesy of Mad Day Out available now through Fotovision Books.

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Ringo, Paul, John and Yoko at the Wapping Pier Head in London, July 28, 1968.

 

Photograph by ©Stephen Goldblatt, 1968, courtesy of Mad Day Out available now through Fotovision Books.

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The Beatles perform backstage at the Mercury theatre dance studio in London, July 28, 1968.

Photograph by ©Stephen Goldblatt, 1968, courtesy of Mad Day Out available now through Fotovision Books.

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono at the Mercury theatre dance studio, London, July 28, 1968.

Photograph by ©Stephen Goldblatt, 1968, courtesy of Mad Day Out available now through Fotovision Books.

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Paul McCartney, Mercury theatre dance studio, London, July 28, 1968.

 

Photograph by ©Stephen Goldblatt, 1968, courtesy of Mad Day Out available now through Fotovision Books.

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The Beatles, London, July 28, 1968.

Photograph by ©Stephen Goldblatt, 1968, courtesy of Mad Day Out available now through Fotovision Books.

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The Beatles hang out inside Paul's geodome conservatory along with his dog Martha at his home in St John's Wood, London, July 28, 2010.

 

Photograph by ©Stephen Goldblatt, 1968, courtesy of Mad Day Out available now through Fotovision Books.

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The Beatles at the Old Street Underground Station, London, July 28, 1968.

 

Photograph by ©Stephen Goldblatt, 1968, courtesy of Mad Day Out available now through Fotovision Books.

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The Beatles, Thompson House photo studio, London, July 28, 1968.

 

This book and print was created by special agreement with Mr. Goldblatt as a fundraiser for Fotovision so when you acquire this beautiful collectible, your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Mad Day Out is available now.

 

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