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“Mad Day Out” photos on exhibit

On July 28, 1968, The Beatles went out for a photo shoot with professional photographer Tom Murray that became known as their “Mad Day Out”. They went to several places in London, including Thompson House, Wapping Pier Head, St. Pancras, and Old Street Station. There are lots of familiar and stunning photos of the Beatles on this day that I am sure our readers are familiar with.

They are being put on exhibit for fans to check out, and it appears he will be selling limited edition prints of these photos. Many of these are posted online already, and I invite you to follow the links below:

Thompson House photos: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=42563&l=22ef8&id=530075024

Wapping Pier Head photos: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=42760&l=ad276&id=530075024

St. Pancras photos: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=42758&l=b2719&id=530075024

Old Street Station photos: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=42757&l=0fb34&id=530075024

Additionally, we have featured links for youtube video of Tom Murray talking about his Beatles photos. At the end of the article below is a link to another full length video.

Tom Murray Videos Parts 1-11 [Youtube]












And here’s what we’ve read:

Photographer exhibts never-seen-before photos of “Fab Four” in Newbury gallery
FANS of the “Fab Four” will go mad for an exhibition of never-seen-before Beatles photographs which go on display in a Newbury gallery.
Tom Murray, a professional photographer who photographed The Beatles in 1968, will be visiting the Balnave Gallery at The Wharf in Newbury today (Thursday July 31) to launch his ‘Mad Day Out’ limited edition prints of the group.
Murray was invited to join the renowned photographer Don McCullin on a photoshoot of a “rock group” – having no idea who he was going to snap.
However, the band turned out to be The Beatles and the ensuing collection of photographs, depicting the four-piece in everyday locations, were to become the most “important” in the band’s history.
From two rolls of film there are 23 surviving shots which have gone unseen for three decades – stored away in the dark and almost forgotten by the photographer.
The snaps, one of which eerily depicts John Lennon pretending to be dead, will be released as a series of strictly limited edition prints.
Murray will be at the gallery between 6 and 9pm to talk about the pictures and will also donate one print to local charity, Swings and Smiles.
There will also be a prize draw when one lucky winner will have their photo taken by Murray with the same camera he used to photograph The Beatles in 1968.
Click on the view video link above to watch an interview with Murray at the gallery.

Source: http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/News/Article.aspx?articleID=7462

Click on the picture on that page for an additional video


3 Responses

  1. great video’s thanks for the post

  2. love the pictures that murray took.. what about the pictures that Don Mccullin took?

  3. A great happening on my birthday

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