The photographer David Magnus, a friend of and regular collaborator with The Beatles was on hand to take pictures of their performance “All You Need Is Love” recording session over the weekend of June 24th and 25th, 1967. On Thursday, June 1st, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of that groundbreaking music event, Morrison Hotel Gallery will premiere an exclusive selection of photographs from Magnus’ archives.
The exhibit, entitled All You Need Is Love, features a lineup of images that have never been seen before in the U.S. This will also mark the first time these photographs have been available for sale.
The selection for the exhibit includes rare shots of the band and the other participants in what would become the first satellite broadcast around the world. In one shot, Brian Epstein perches alertly on a stool while George and Pattie Boyd Harrison chat in the background.
Another catches Lennon from the side, poised in front of a microphone, glasses perched on nose, flower in hair and psychedelic love beads on display. Magnus was also able to catch the band at rest, relaxing during breaks in the action.
The exhibit will be open to the public in all three gallery locations, (NYC, West Hollywood and Maui), beginning June 1st and will run until June 13th, with all images available for purchase during and after the show, on the gallery’s website.