Henry Grossman was 27 when Time magazine hired him to shoot the Beatles during their first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1964. To the lifelong opera buff, it was nothing more than another assignment in a career that eventually included portraits of presidents from John F. Kennedy to Jimmy Carter and stars from Richard Burton to Luciano Pavarotti.
"I was not listening to any of that kind of music," Grossman said in a call to his New York home. "I loved symphonic music, and I had just bought my first hi-fi set. The only music I was listening to was classical."
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