London, South Kensington
1 July 2009
Two publicity photographs by Dezo Hoffmann of The Beatles at their first recording session at Abbey Road, 4 September 1962, one of the group, the other of Lennon and McCartney, each with photographers ink-stamp credit to reverse, both -- 8x10in. (20x25.5cm.) (2)
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MARCHBANK, Pearce With The Beatles; The historic photographs of Dezo Hoffmann, London: Omnibus Press, 1982, pp. 6-9 (illus.)
LEWISOHN, Mark The Complete Beatles Chronicle, London: Pyramid Books, 1992 p.76
The recording session was held only 18 days after Ringo Starr had joined the band as the Beatles new drummer. In the photographs Dezo Hoffmann had the task of averting attention from George's black eye, which had occured as a reult of a fight in Liverpool with disgruntled fans of Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, who objected to Ringo being poached by the Beatles.
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