Pop Culture Capsule: The Evolution of the Beatles
You’ve probably seen the neat infograph depicting the evolution of the Beatles, as told by their hair. If not, here it is:
(credit for this goes to DeviantArt user mozzarellapoppy)
But I thought it might be equally as neat to take a look at the growth of the Fab Four with actual photographs. So here we go!
Performing in the famous Cavern Club, 1961. Dig the leather! (left to right: Harrison, McCartney, Best, Lennon)
The classic lineup is now complete. Sorry Pete Best. (left to right: McCartney, Ringo Starr, Lennon, Harrison)
The band was so tight at point, they even read the newspaper together.
Beatlemania is in full swing, as the group appears on The Ed Sullivan Show.
The Beatles played their final commercial concert in San Francisco’s Candlestick Park on August 29…
…and emerged in 1967 as a very different band, musically and visually.
A promo image for the animated film Yellow Submarine, released in July.
The year it all fell apart. Here’s an image from the very last Beatles photo session, taken on August 22, 1969, just two days after their last recording session together. This is from the grounds of John and Yoko Ono’s home in Tittenhurst Park.
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