Robert Freeman: With the Beatles

The cover for With the Beatles was shot by Robert Freeman on 22 August 1963 in the Palace Court Hotel, Bournemouth in England.

Freeman recalls from the photo session:

They had to fit in the square format of the cover, so rather than have them all in a line, I put Ringo in the bottom right corner, since he was the last to join the group. He was also the shortest.

Paul McCartney recalls:

The original idea was to paint the picture from edge to edge, with no bleeding or title, but the studio vetoed it, on the grounds that the Beatles were not yet famous enough to carry a nameless cover.

Freeman was paid £75 for his work (three times the normal fee).

 Silver K is proud to present With The Beatles hand signed by Robert Freeman.

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