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David Magnus

In the early 1960s David Magnus joined a small general purpose photographic studio based in Jermyn Street in Central London. It was here that David learnt how to print photographs and process film. While also helping as an assistant in the studio, David occasionally went on photographic shoots with the main photographers.

On the 4th April 1963, as a young photographer of just 19 years of age, David was sent out on his own to photograph a pop group who were playing an end of term concert at Stowe School in Buckinghamshire. This was David's first photographic session with The Beatles. This shoot was well received and more sessions followed.

A short time after, David was encouraged to go freelance by Tony Barrow a publicist and a good friend. As a freelance photographer, David travelled with and photographed not only The Beatles, but also The Rolling Stones, Cilla Black, Gerry and The Pacemakers, Freddie and The Dreamers and nearly all of the UK’s famous and soon to be famous pop groups. David also worked extensively with American bands including The Beach Boys, The Byrds and many others.

David’s early work with The Beatles and their acceptance of him allowed David unprecedented access to the band. This culminated when The Beatles took part in the first-live worldwide TV satellite broadcast called "Our World" in 1967. Each of the 19 participating countries were allocated their own special segment. The UK segment was a live performance of The Beatles recording their song “All You Need Is Love”.

The rehearsal and transmission took place at the famous EMI Studio 1 at Abbey Road Studios in London. David had exclusive coverage on both the 24th and 25th of June, and later on that evening of the 25th June for the actual transmission. The Beatles wanted the studio to have a party atmosphere, so a great deal of time was spent decorating the studio to reflect this. The Beatles themselves were all dressed in colourful clothes and were surrounded by flowers, balloons and placards. To further add to the party atmosphere The Beatles invited a number of their friends to attend.

These friends included Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Keith Moon, Marianne Faithful, Eric Clapton, Jane Asher, Patti Boyd and Graham Nash and The Beatles manager Brian Epstein. One aspect of the photographs that David took that day saddened him greatly, the photographs of Brian Epstein and The Beatles, are the last ever photographs of Brian Epstein with The Beatles as Brian died shortly afterwards.

The program was relayed to 24 countries and it has been estimated that more than 400 million people worldwide saw it.

David worked extensively with all the famous pop groups of the day in the 60's and 70's and in the film and television industries for many years, both in the UK and internationally.
We are delighted to offer a curated collection of David Magnus prints.
Colour limited edition print of The Beatles performing on the broadcast of Our World in 1967

The Beatles

Colour limited edition print of The Beatles photographed by David Magnus during their 'Our World' performance in June 1967.

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Limited edition print of George Harrison playing guitar in 1967.

George Harrison

George Harrison playing guitar during the rehearsals for their live performance on 'Our World' in June 1967.

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Limited edition print of John Lennon & George Harrison in a canteen in 1967.

John Lennon & George Harrison

John Lennon & George Harrison hanging out in the canteen at Abbey Road Studios during the rehearsals for 'Our World' in June 1967.

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Limited edition print of John Lennon stood alongside Mick Jagger in 1967.

John Lennon & Mick Jagger

John Lennon & Mick Jagger photographed by David Magnus at The Beatles 'Our World' performance at Abbey Road Studios in June 1967.

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Limited edition print of John Lennon playing the piano in 1967.

John Lennon

Prior to the 'Our World' broadcast from Abbey Road Studios in 1967, John Lennon enjoys some time playing the piano.

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Colour limited edition print of John Lennon laughing in 1967.

John Lennon

John Lennon laughing during the rehearsals for Our World at Abbey Road Studios in 1967.

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Limited edition print of Paul McCartney playing the trombone in 1967.

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney enjoying playing the trombone in 1967. This image was taken at Abbey Road rehearsals for the 'Our World' broadcast.

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Limited edition print of Ringo Starr sat by a drum kit in 1967.

Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr sat by his drum kit during the Abbey Road rehearsals for 'Our World' in June 1967.

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Colour limited edition print of The Beatles stood by coloured balloons in 1967

The Beatles

The Beatles pictured with balloons at Abbey Road Studios in 1967 during rehearsals for their 'Our World' live performance.

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Limited edition print of The Beatles performing in Abbey Road Studios

The Beatles

The Beatles singing "All You Need Is Love" during the "Our World" live broadcast from Abbey Road Studios in 1967.

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Limited edition print of The Beatles sitting in the Abbey Road Studios canteen in 1967.

The Beatles

The Beatles sitting round a table in the Abbey Road Studios canteen during a break in rehearsals for their 1967 "Our World" live broadcast.

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