“His Liverpool College of Art roommate, Rod Murray, recalled how Stuart had occasional severe headaches while enrolled at school. ‘Stuart fell over from time to time. We thought he just has a bad sense of balance’”.——biographer Bob Spitz: The Beatles
This quote, if accurate, is important: it reveals that Stuart had health problems before Hamburg’s long nights, alcohol, overwork and pills.
Scan - Mal Evans helps John Lennon with his suit
Photo: The Beatles Book/Leslie Bryce
Top Gear session, 14 July 1964 - Studio S2, Broadcasting House, London.
Scanned by thebeatlesforlife
Ringo singing “I Want to Hold Your Hand”. The cutest thing ever.
Image: George by Stuart Sutcliffe
"The Harrisons always paid their way honestly. ‘Get out and get a job, son’. Demands that he do something mounted inexorably until…George couldn’t stand being got at any longer and got out. He quit, moving out of the family home and into Gambier Terrace.
It was a boldly independent step for a 17-year-old, and obligingly generous of John and Stu to shove aside some debris and make space. Though the studio room was a pigsty, from George’s point of view, here was sanity, space to think, to smoke, to play his guitar, to be with John and Stu.”—-All These Years/Tune In by Mark Lewisohn
Salzburg, Austria, March 1965
From “Places I Remember, My Time With The Beatles”, Henry Grossman
Café? By Robert Valley
"Paul pretending to be famous, shortly before becoming very famous. He looks more like a bank clerk than a pop star."
- Photo by Mike McCartney