The Beatles - Print: Ringo Starr. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Kansas City, Missouri, September 17, 1964 #1 (11" x 14" Limited Edition of 250 Prints) [Bob Bonis Archive]

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11 x 14" print (the image size is 8" x 12" plus a white border) in a hand-numbered edition of only 250 prints. ONCE AN EDITION SELLS OUT IT WILL NEVER BE REPRINTED!

Shooting upstage with the lights almost standing in for stars, Bob Bonis captured this iconic photograph of Beatles' drummer Ringo Starr-along with John Lennon and George Harrison-in perfect silhouette during their show at Municipal Stadium in Kansas City on September 17, 1964 from his unique position behind the stage. As there was no audience allowed behind The Beatles, this photograph could only have been taken by someone with the unequaled access that Bob Bonis enjoyed. This was the show that almost wasn't - as Kansas City was not on the scheduled tour when it was announced. The owner of the Kansas City Athletics and the venue, Charles O. Finley, pledged to bring The Beatles to Kansas City and chased them across the country on this, their first U.S. tour, to persuade them to add this show. In the end, money talked: Offering first $50,000 and then $100,000 Finley finally convinced The Beatles to give up their valued day off by offering a record $150,000 to play this show, which calculated to $4,838 dollars per minute. On the day of the show he offered even more money to have them play longer than their usual set, to which John Lennon replied, "Chuck, you shouldn't have spent so much money on us." Perhaps to spite his aggressive offers The Beatles did add a cover version of the song "Kansas City / Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey." This stop was the only show on the tour that did not sell out resulting in a considerable financial loss for Finley, but as a benefit concert for Children's Mercy Hospital (who received $25,000 from Finley in spite of his losses), not all was lost for everyone.

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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