The Beatles - Print: John Lennon On Stage, JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, PA, August 16, 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!

    With Lennon-esque shades and his favorite guitar - a 1966 Epiphone Casino - in his hands, John Lennon performs at JFK Stadium (formerly Philadelphia Municipal Stadium) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on August 16, 1966. Often called the "smart Beatle," the outspoken Lennon never shied away from controversy, even when he innocently remarked that the Beatles were "more popular than Jesus," which caused quite a stir in the US. In a Rolling Stone interview, Lennon spoke about music and the creative process, calling it "like abstract art." That August night in Philly, fans would have witnessed the following art: Rock and Roll Music, She's a Woman, If I Needed Someone, Baby's In Black, Day Tripper, I Feel Fine, Yesterday, Nowhere Man, Paperback Writer, I'm Down and I Wanna Be Your Man. John once shared in a Playboy interview that I Wanna Be Your Man was originally written for the yet-unreleased Rolling Stones, who liked the initial riff Paul McCartney had when they met at a Richmond, Virginia, club. So John and Paul scurried off to a corner to finish the song while they were all sitting there. According to John: "Mick and Keith said, 'If they can write a song so easily, we should try it.' They say it inspired them to start writing together." Imagine that.

    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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