The Beatles - Print: George Harrison On Stage, Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN, August 19, 1966 #1 (20" x 24" Limited Edition of 50 Prints) [Bob Bonis Archive]

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20 x 24" print (the image size is 15" x 20" plus a white border) in a hand-numbered edition of only 50 prints. ONCE AN EDITION SELLS OUT IT WILL NEVER BE REPRINTED!

George Harrison smiles as he strums a chord during The Beatles' appearance at Mid-South Stadium in Memphis, TN on August 19, 1966. That morning The Beatles and entourage woke up early for a flight to Memphis. The flight was unusually quiet. On the flight Barry Tashian, of opening act The Remains, sat across from John Lennon for a few minutes and asked how he was doing. John replied "Ask me after Memphis." The harshest response to John's "The Beatles are Bigger than Jesus" remarks, that had been lifted out of context from an earlier UK interview, came from the Bible Belt in the southern United States. The shows in Memphis were their first stop on the tour in the south. Because of death threats security was tripled. The Ku Klux Klan were picketing one of the gates to the Coliseum. The city commission had tried unsuccessfully to cancel the concerts. The Beatles' plane landed at a military air strip where everyone boarded a city bus to go to Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis. Protesters lined the bus route from the airport to the Coliseum carrying signs that read "Go Home Beatles!" There were two shows that day in Memphis. The afternoon show was delayed an hour because of a bomb threat. Despite the threats the two shows were extremely well received by the Memphis fans, and, with the exception of cherry bomb that was thrown on stage at one show, all went smoothly.

This photograph was taken by Bob Bonis, who was the U.S. Tour Manager for both The Beatles and the Rolling Stones from 1964 through 1966. This is a Limited Edition fine art photograph, derived from the original negative or slide, and is printed on professional grade Fujicolor Crystal Archive paper by the master printers at Duggal Visual Solutions in New York. Thanks to his unequaled access and gifted eye for composition, Bob Bonis captured thousands of unguarded, candid and iconic photographs of the two most important groups in the history of popular music. The majority of these images have never been seen or published and most are available here as Limited Edition fine art prints for the FIRST TIME!

These fine art photographs are custom printed to order and require a high level of expertise and intense attention to detail, all delivered by Duggal Visual Solutions in New York City. As these are not "off-the-shelf" items an order may take up to 10 business days to print and ship. Once printed each photograph is inspected to ensure a perfect print it is then hand-numbered and is embossed with the official Bob Bonis signature seal, as authorized by The Bob Bonis Estate. It is then placed in a rigid acid-free acrylic sleeve to protect it from fingerprints and other damage

Each photograph is accompanied by a package that contains the following documents:

  • A hand-numbered and signed Certificate of Authenticity from The GRAMMY Museum attesting to the fact that each print is derived from the original negative or slide, and stating the size and print number you have purchased
  • A Congratulations letter from The Bob Bonis Archive
  • The story of The Bob Bonis Archive
  • The backstory of your specific photograph or event information
  • Suggestions on framing your Bob Bonis Photograph

Watermarks: The Bob Bonis Archive logo that appears on the lower right corner of the photos pictured above is only a watermark and WILL NOT APPEAR on the actual print you receive.

What Your Actual Prints Will Look Like: Your actual prints are custom printed on either 11"" x 14"", 16"" x 20"" or 20"" x 24"" professional grade Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper, depending on which size photograph you purchase. Each print has the image centered on the paper, with a white border, and is hand-numbered with your specific print number and the edition size directly below the image on the left bottom side as shown in the examples below. The official Bob Bonis Signature Seal is embossed in the lower right-hand corner of the paper."

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