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28th of July 1968

This day The Beatles had an appointment for a new group photo session. Apple need  new Beatles' current photos to promote their new recordings. The Beatles although they were fed up of photo sessions agreed beacuse they didn't like to see  their old photos in the newspapers. They had changed a lot since 1966 when they stopped going on tour and since then there were few public photos of the band since then.
But the band wanted a different photo session. So they choose Don McCullin (a war photographer) and they planed to go out around London to make the photos.

Don McCullin was the official photographer but there were a group of photographers: Tom Murray, Tony Bramwel,
Ronald Fitzgibbon and Stephen Goldblatt. Mal Evans and his son Gary, Yoko Ono and Francie Schwartz (Paul's girlfriend at the moment who has chosen  the locations around the city for the photos) also went with The Beatles. 

This day was called "Mad Day Out" if you already don't know why take a look at the photo gallery. A picture is worth than thousand words...


Photo gallery

1) THOMPSON HOUSE
Photo studio at 192-212 Gray's Inn Road.

2) MERCURY THEATRE
Dance studio at 2  Ladbroke Road.

3) HIGHGATE CEMENTERY 
Swaine's Lane.

4)OLD STREET UNDERGROUND STATION

5) ST. PANCRAS
Gardens & Church.

6)WAPPING PIER HEAD
Near High Street and Sampson Street.


7) PAUL'S HOUSE
St John's Wood.
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