An undeveloped photo of The Beatles has been finally brought to light 55 years after the original photo was snapped.
According to the Great Yarmouth Mercury, the negative of the picture lay undeveloped in the home of Peter Harrison, 75. It shows The Beatles playing a gig in Great Yarmouth in 1963. According to the NME, Harrison acquired the negative when he was working as a 17-year-old apprentice in a photographer’s studio.
Harrison revealed to the Great Yarmouth Mercury that his manager had snapped some publicity photos of the band when they came to play at the resort venue.
Lost picture of the Beatles playing Great Yarmouth developed after 55 years in a drawer https://t.co/N7Atz8xcaP
— Great Yarmouth Mercury (@GYMercury) February 11, 2019
Even though most of the negatives were binned, Harrison managed to salvage one of them and was going to develop it at home. Harrison informed the newspaper, “I could do my own black and white prints at home but I never got around to it.”
The negative remained undeveloped in Harrison’s house until his son, Richard, completed a photography course. Harrison then gave the negative to his son, it was finally developed and revealed The Beatles playing at the since-demolished ABC Cinema in Great Yarmouth.
Harrison said to the NME, that the photo, “caused quite a stir! I’ve had it for 55 years just at home in a drawer…My son was taking a black and white photography course and I just said to him, ‘I’ve got a negative here, you might be interested in it,’ so I sent it to him, and then everything just happened from there!”
Image: Yarmouth Mercury Twitter
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