A Day in the Life of The Beatles is a book released in Spain by La Fabrica editorial in March of 2011. It’s a photoshoot with about 100 shots of the band taken on July the 28th of 1968. The book shows a non common side of the band which has never seen before on the media or at live performances all of it while in a moment in which the band went through some changes after releasing the record Sargent Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band while also preparing the White Album.
The band hired Don McCullin themselves for this photoshoot. McCullin is a British war photographer of great reputation. The Beatles need Mr McCullin to bring to the public something that apparently other professionals had missed at the time of take some photos of the british group. One of the peculiarities of the book lays on the fact that it was a one day photoshoot which, by the way, didn’t stop the photographer to capture a series of photos never seen before until the book was released in the UK on 2010.
The name of the book itself is inspired on Sargent Pepper’s last track, which was nominated as best song of the band’s history by the Spanish edition of the magazine Rolling Stones to commemorate the 50th year anniversary of their debut.
Interview with Don McCullin in the Canon Professional Network: http://cpn.canon-europe.com/es/content/Don_McCullin.do (Subtitles in Spanish)
A day in the life, by The Beatles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-Q9D4dcYng
Where can I buy the book?: http://www.casadellibro.com/libro-un-dia-en-la-vida-de-los-beatles/9788492841783/1838802
McCullin, Don: “Un día en la vida de los Beatles”. Madrid, La Fábrica. First Edition, 2011
Blair, William: “The Beatles: Su historia en anecdotas”. Alicante, Ma non troppo. First edition, 2010.
Lapresa, Josu; Luquero, Cesar; Manrique, Dario; Ruiz, Nacho, “The Beatles, Las 50 mejores canciones”, Rolling Stone, nº168, Spain, October 2013, pp. 59-73.