Beatles:The Last Photo Session – Tittenhurst Park, 1969

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The Beatles still rake in £67,000 a day from a company they formed before they split. The last photo session in 1969 just after they formed Apple  Corps. 50 years ago

1969 – And that doesn’t even include their royalties. Apple Corps, set up in 1968 to manage their affairs, declared a turnover of £24.4 million for the year ending January 31 .Apple Corps Ltd (informally known as Apple) is a multi-armed multimedia corporation founded in London in January 1968 by the members of the Beatles to replace their earlier company (Beatles Ltd)

Just after they went to John Lennon House in Tittenhurst park to shoot a photo session, which happened to bve the last one on the 22nd of August 1969. The previous shooting set was taken  at Abbey Road the 8th of August,

It was just a photo session. I wasn’t there thinking, ‘Okay, this is the last photo session.’ RINGO

Linda took some 16mm footage on my camera. That turned out to be the last film taken. PAUL

 

1969The shoot took place in the house and grounds of Tittenhurst Park, John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s home in Sunninghill near Ascot, Berkshire. The couple had moved in earlier in the month on 11 August, although they had bought the 72-acre estate on 4 May 1969

Two days after their final recording session, the Beatles gathered at Tittenhurst Park,  an instance of those bittersweet “unknown lasts” that wedge themselves.

Yoko Ono and a pregnant Linda McCartney appeared in some of the photographs. Also at the shoot were Apple Corps’ press officer Derek Taylor and Paul McCartney’s sheepdog Martha.We find them all boasting bushy beards, save for the clean-shaven Paul McCartney. There are wide-brimmed hats for George Harrison and John Lennon. The occasion was two days after they recorded their last session as a four-piece.

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