Sunday wrapped up a big weekend at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum that was marked by live music, author book signings and ‘Meet the Curator’ exhibit tours led by chief curator Jim Henke.
The events of this past weekend were all part of the Rock Hall’s “Magical Mystery Weekend” celebrating the Museum’s special exhibit devoted to The Beatles. Sunday was highlighted by a performance of Beatles covers and other songs from area high school students enrolled at Rocky River’s School of Rock.
Another highlight was the unique opportunity for people to meet author Larry Marion and purchase a signed copy of his book, The Lost Beatles Photographs: The Bob Bonis Archive, 1964-1966. Bob Bonis, who was The Beatles tour manager from 1964-1966, took over 900 photos of the Fab Four during his time with the band. His documentation of The Beatles includes photos of recording and touring events photographed by no one else, giving a window into a side of The Beatles that fans have never seen before. Having worked as an expert in rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia for the last 25 years, Larry Marion has been able to work with the estate of Bob Bonis to compile this book of invaluable and previously unpublished photographs.
“The Beatles are amongst the most photographed bands we’ve ever seen, but most of the photos fans have come to know and love are posed photographs taken by hired photographers. As a trusted member of The Beatles entourage, Bob had access that virtually no one else had. The photos taken by him are unique because they aren’t photos of The Beatles as superstars or celebrities; they’re photos of them as regular people, hanging out with each other during downtime while on tour or just relaxing backstage,” said Marion.
The Lost Beatles Photographs: The Bob Bonis Archive, 1964-1966 is available at all major book retailers, NotFadeAwayGallery.com and the Rock Hall store in the main lobby.
- Ryan Bergh / 98.5 WNCX