Terry documented the early career of The Beatles for LIFE Magazine in a series of superb portraits taken in 1963, at the request of his 13 year old daughter Cara, a fan. "Four glossily-clean and spruce... read more long-haired boys (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison) dressed in black with high buttoned collarless jackets stood on the stage. The scenes we witnessed that night left us in no doubt that we were experiencing a phenomenon."
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This was the picture that started it all for me. I’d returned to take this shot of this unusual graffiti on Abbey Road Studios wall after missing it the day before when I’d ran out of film.... read more I took the picture in the 5 seconds of sunshine that day which illuminated the gold ‘Beatles’ lettering and sent the sepia print of it off to Abbey Rd for their files as the wall is cleaned each month. A couple of months later I received a call saying that, out of the thousands of pictures they could have chosen from, this shot was thought to best represent the groups ‘Anthology’ as it predominantly featured the date when the remaining members officially reformed to make the documentary. It was blown up to 5ft x 6ft and traveled the country with the exhibition. To have your first break with The Beatles was a dream come true and the only time this could have happened in my lifetime.