Paul McCartney will Mark His 81st Birthday With a Book of Personal Photos

The focus will be on 1964 when The Beatles broke in the U.S.

As a number of sources report, to celebrate his 81st year, Paul McCartney will look back on that pivotal moment in 20th-century history with a new book of photos called 1964: Eyes of the Storm – set for publication on June 13th. This is five days before his birthday.

As Far Out Magazine points out, the book is comprised of photos taken on his 35mm camera, this treasure trove of rediscovered photographs includes shots taken in six cities: New York, Washington, London, Liverpool, Miami, and Paris, and chronicles the end of 1963 to the early months of 1964 when The Beatles stepped onto the world stage.

Alongside 275 candid photos, Eyes of The Storm boasts a forward written by Paul McCartney, an introduction by New York Times writer and Harvard professor Jill Lepore, and an essay by Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery.

The book features never-before-seen portraits of John, George, and Ringo and a coda – again written by Paul – on the latter months of 1964.

In McCartney’s words: “Millions of eyes were suddenly upon us, creating a picture I will never forget for the rest of my life.”

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