On August 18th 1964, one week after A Hard Day's Night hit theatres, The Beatles left London for their first full tour of the USA and Canada. Beatlemania had touched down in America, and the Fab Four were in for a frantic ride.
'Every day Curt Gunther, drawing deeply on a cigarette, his wise and cunning eyes boring into mine, would say: "Derek, we gotta have some special pictures, something original."' Derek TaylorOver 350 of Curt's unique and beautiful photographs are now showcased in this limited edition. His lens captures the mania of the tour and its rare moments of relaxation - from farms to screaming fans and hotel suites to huge stadiums, with an omnipresent police force.
Derek Taylor's recollections introduce Curt Gunther's photographs and paint a picture of life on tour with the biggest band in the world.'It was chaos, shambles, imbroglio, bedlam, hysteria, riot, fracas, melee, hurly-burly and a lot of other things that no one from a little seaside town should have been expected to cope with; but by now, frenzied by the excitement and impetus of the tour, I was able not only to deal with it but to enjoy it.' Derek Taylor
Mania Days is an essential complete photo-documentary record of life on the road with The Beatles - a unique opportunity to board their chartered Lockheed Electra jet and join them on their historic travels across America.Strictly limited to 2,500 numbered copies, individually signed by Stephen Gunther, custodian of The Gunther Archive, this large format volume of over 350 images also includes several stunning double-page spreads of colour montages and additional wrap-around sections on a variety of specialist Italian art papers.
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An essential photo-documentary record of life on the road with The Beatles. Board their Lockheed Electra and join them on their historic travels across America.
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