'The Fifties and Sixties were a time when us working-class folk all had nothing and little to no chance of getting anything. We were all equal in our nothingness but at least we could dream of escaping our poverty, of winning the pools, or being bigger than Elvis! I trust that some of these images capture that feeling.' – Mike McCartney
'Paul would get lost in that guitar. I saw him in the garden, framed through Mum's net curtains, and wanted to capture it.' - Mike McCartney
'One of the first (or the first) photograph of my brother composing. Taken in our back bedroom, with an unironed sheet backdrop.' - Mike McCartney
'I love this picture. It really shows them as they were - as friends, being silly.' - Mike McCartney
'I'd learned from my books that in photography you have to take control and tell your subjects what to do. So, I told them to look at the light bulb on my count. You can see two got it right. Imagine the one-and-only John Lennon doing what you told him to! How about that as an interesting concept?' - Mike McCartney
'Roger, Mike and John in a Liverpool broken window.' - Mike McCartney
'John and basket in Mold, Wales.' - Mike McCartney
'Having experienced the joy of playing music to a crowd when he was in a band, and seeing it as "a passport out of poverty" Dad wanted us to be musical too and so he bought us instruments after Mum died.' - Mike McCartney
'George had only just turned 15 and this may well have been his first performance with the group.' - Mike McCartney
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