Paul McCartney & John Lennon sharing a mic at what would be their last live concert performance in front of a crowd. This fact was heavily discussed by the band in the days leading up to this concert. Ringo Starr described the process of coming to this decision in the Anthology book, "There was a big talk at Candlestick Park that this had got to end. At that San Francisco gig it seemed that this could possibly be the last time, but I never felt 100% certain till we got back to London."
The Beatles performed 11 songs and took photographs of themselves with the crowd behind them. Due to the chaos of these concerts, only about half the stadium was full and the cold wind, renowned at Candlestick - especially in late Summer, was howling like a jet engine.
"It did not feel like a momentous occasion -- the stadium wasn't even full and the noise from the fans was tremendous. The Beatles couldn't even hear themselves. It was just another concert, although it turned out to be a piece of history. The whole day was very much like out of Hard Day's Night." -- Jim Marshall (Not Fade Away, 1997)
This is a signed original Lifetime Photograph by Jim Marshall.
Lifetime Photographs were typically:
Printed as 11" x 14" or 16" x 20" (sheet size), and were not designated as limited editions (with very few exceptions).
Produced as silver gelatin prints (black & white), or C-prints and pigment prints (color), and occasionally as platinum and dye-transfer prints.
Printed and signed by Jim Marshall between the mid-1990s and 2010. Older pieces are usually smaller and dry-mounted, and we classify those as "Vintage."
These signed photographs come directly from Jim Marshall's estate archive, and are now extraordinarily rare and increasingly valuable.
Pieces will usually ship within a few days of purchase.
Buyers will receive a certificate of authenticity following delivery of your artwork.
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