The Beatles, Arriving At JFK Airport, February, 1964
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The Beatles, Arriving At JFK Airport, February, 1964

By Robert Freeman
About the image

The Beatles' arrival at John F. Kennedy Airport was greeted by a large crowd estimated to be three thousand people. The band gave their first live U.S. television performance two days later on The Ed Sullivan Show, watched by approximately seventy-four million viewers. The resulting adulation that followed each and every plane ride came to be known as "Beatlemania."

Freeman is responsible for five consecutive UK album covers during the peak years of "Beatlemania," from 1963 to 1965. His work was featured on With The Beatles, A Hard Days NightBeatles For Sale, Help! and Rubber Soul. He also designed and photographed the covers for John Lennon's two books In His Own Write (Simon & Schuster, 1964) and A Spaniard in the Works (Simon & Schuster, 1965) and the end credit sequences of their two films: A Hard Days Night and Help!.

Release Notes:
Robert Freeman began printing and exhibiting his hand-signed, museum-quality photographs as limited editions in the late-1980s and early-1990s. He numbered his work in small editions, typically limited to 25 pieces (plus 3-5 Artist Proofs), and select pieces were available in 2-3 sizes. Each edition varies. All were sold by the mid-2000s.

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