London (EFE).- Paul McCartney will publish on July 13 a book with unpublished images taken by himself and found only three years ago in one of his archives, in which he documented the outbreak of The Beatles phenomenon between the end of 1963 and 1964.
Entitled «1964: Eyes of the Storm (1964: Eyes of the storm)», it will include 275 photographs taken with a 35mm camera on the journey of his ex-band through six cities, from Liverpool to New York, corresponding to the mythical first visit of “the Fab Four” to the US that exalted them.
“This is my own memory of our first big trip, a photo diary of The Beatles through six cities, starting in Liverpool to continue in Paris, where John (Lennon) and I had hitchhiked three years before, to what we consider to be The greatest thing: our visit as a group to America”, McCartney highlighted in statements collected in a press release.
The musician has dealt with the book’s prologue and the introductions to the portfolios of each city, with personal impressions of his trip with George Harrison, Ringo Starr and the aforementioned John Lennon.
The book also includes an introduction by Harvard historian and New Yorker essayist Jill Lepore, as well as a preface by Nicholas Cullinan, who is director of the National Porttrit Gallery in London, and an essay by curator Rosie Broadley.
As a complement to this work, the photographs that illustrate it will be shown to the public for the first time in an exhibition entitled «Paul McCartney. Photographs 1963-64: Eyes of the Storm”, which can be seen at the National Portrait Gallery in London from June 28 to October 1.