The Beatles - Print: John Lennon On Stage, Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon, August 22, 1965 #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!

    On the 1965 US tour The Beatles ended each show with the song I'm Down. Towards the end of the song John Lennon, who played a Vox Continental organ for this song, would take a solo that would include several glissandos (a sweep across the keyboard like Jerry Lee Lewis would do) with his elbow! No one, except Tour manager Bob Bonis, who had seen this night after night, knew to expect this and take the photograph of John in action. Here John plays the keyboard with his elbow - as Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr look on - during a double-header performance at the Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon, on August 22, 1965. The band almost didn't make the show, as their chartered flight from Bloomington, Minnesota, nearly went down when one of the plane's engines caught fire. However, they landed safely, with Ringo Starr exclaiming, "Beatles, women and children first!" In this photo, all four Beatles wear the same jackets, which had made their debut at the legendary Shea Stadium show the week before. The epic set list included: She's A Woman, I Feel Fine, Dizzy Miss Lizzy, Ticket to Ride, Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby, Can't Buy Me Love, Baby's In Black, Act Naturally, A Hard Day's Night, Help! and I'm Down. This photo was taken during the closing song, I'm Down, and it's clear that John was down for a little extra showmanship that night.

    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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