“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.
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
"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
Happy Birthday, George!
"Experimenting by front-lighting Paul’s head against a completely black background. He had to hold the pose for ages without blinking until I got the exposure just right. I took this in about 1962, but it’s eerily similar to Robert Freeman’s cover shot for With the Beatles a year later.”
- Mike McCartney
Anon requested: Drawings/Paintings by Klaus Voormann
photo by Astrid
Scan - Backstage, 1963
Photo: Terence Spencer
*it comes later in the interview