Mania Days, The Beatles 1964 US Tour

The Photographs of Curt Gunther

Curt Gunther


  • ISBN: 0904351785
  • Collector edition: 2300 copies
Collector, Deluxe
Mania Days, The Beatles 1964 US Tour

Signed by: Stephen Gunther, custodian of the Gunther archives

Contributors: Stephen Gunter, Derek Taylor

Binding: Quarter-bound in leather with an inlaid photo strip

Box: Housed in a lithographed slipcase

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In the summer of '64 hearts and souls across America were captivated by the music, charm and wit of The Beatles whose songs assaulted the US charts as a backlog of records took over the top positions. Beatlemania had touched down in the American heartlands, and it seemed that everyone wanted to touch, or be touched, by this new phenomenon.

Although Brian Epstein wanted no photographers to accompany The Beatles on the tour, Derek Taylor (Press Officer and friend to The Beatles) persuaded Epstein to allow Curt Gunther to join the touring party.

Genesis Publications is honoured to present this rare signed limited edition book of Gunther's superb photographs – taken from the position of the privileged insider, they intimately show The Beatles onstage, backstage, meeting fans and press, relaxing and travelling.

Record Collector: "Limited to 2500 copies, Mania Days is a gift of a Beatles book. Its contents are as gilt-edged as its gold-leafed pages. Large-format, quarter-bound in leather and housed in a silk-screened slip-case, it's something to treat yourself to and to treasure."

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.

Master-printed on acid-free 200gsm matt art paper, and quarter-bound in black leather, Mania Days is housed in an exquisite silk-screened slipcase – the historic record of the ear-splitting, mind-blowing experience known the world over as Beatlemania.

  • Page size: 250mm x 315mm
  • 144 pages


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