Dienstag, 7. Februar 2014: Buch THE BEATLES – SIX DAYS THAT
CHANGED THE WORLD FEBRUARY 1964
Autor: Bill Eppridge; Verlag: Rizooli, USA. ISBN 978 0847841059.
Gebundene Ausgabe, Hochformat: 26,2 x 20,0 cm;
114 Seiten; sehr viele Schwarzweiß-Fotos; englischsprachig.
Publishers Weekly: „This largely unseen collection of photos by award-winning photojournalist Eppridge (on assignment for Life magazine) celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ now famous first American tour … The exuberance and magic of the event shines through in Eppridge’s spontaneous and moving shots of casual moments … The book offers 160 stunning black-and-white images culled from the 90 rolls Eppridge shot during the six days he spent with the band … Organized by day and featuring detailed captions for each image, the book allows readers to relive the excitement of a nation witnessing these four Liverpool lads’ rise to stardom.“
Photo District News: „There is an innocence to the images in THE BEATLES SIX DAYS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD … The photographs show a fresh-faced group of musicians, gracious and grateful and not yet jaded by their fame. The world was smaller then, and the foursome appears genuinely enthralled with the United States. Even the fans who followed the band seem virtuous in their headbands and cardigan sweaters. This is, of course, the start of Beatlemania, which would eventually spread across the globe. Luckily Eppridge was there to capture the frenetic energy of a generation enthralled.“
Hunger TV: „…the book contains rare and mostly unseen images from the band’s US tour. Eppridge, an eminent photojournalist, expressed a desire to capture the moments of the tour as they occurred, without any of his own orchestration or input. The result is a set of pictures that evoke the excitement, discovery and sheer mania of the Fab Four’s initial contact with America. The band’s Plaza Hotel room, Central Park, the British Embassy, and the ED SULLIVAN SHOW are just a few of the locations that are featured in the images.“
Vanity Fair: „Eppridge’s BEATLES SIX DAYS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD is fab.“
Los Angeles Times: „Photographer Bill Eppridge was on assignment for „Life“ magazine to shoot the Beatles as they landed in New York, and he stayed with them as they horsed around, posed with fans and played the concerts that made history. The photos – most never before published – are intimate, casual and show the band members having fun in the moments when they launched a new kind of rock ‘n’ roll stardom.“
Parade: „See the intimate fly-on-the-wall images from the six days that transformed the Beatles from an English band to international pop sensations and evoke the excitement and mania of the Fab Four’s first contact with America.“
CT Post: „SIX DAYS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD takes fans through those first magical days in 1964, helping readers experience them just as Eppridge and the Beatles did through the black-and-white images.“