Beatles and Rolling Stones negatives go under the hammer

Thursday, September 05, 2013

A group of original negatives featuring some of the world's greatest pop and rock icons is to be auctioned at Addison's Autumn Catalogue Sale on Saturday 7 September. Dating from the 1960s and 1970s, the negatives capture stage shots and informal moments with legendary bands like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Rod Stewart, The Jacksons and Cliff Richard.

The collection also includes images of other celebrities and stars of the silver screen, such as Liberace, Julie Andrews and Shirley Maclaine. Divided into 25 separate lots, the majority of the images are the work of the late photographer Philip Gotlop and are believed to be unpublished. Known as the doyen of the early British pop scene, Gotlop was hired by John Dean on behalf of Brian Epstein to photograph the Beatles at Abbey Road studios in July 1963 and he continued to photograph the British pop and rock 'establishment' throughout the 1960s and 1970s.

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