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Beards, wives and denim: Take a peek inside the Beatles’ last photo shoot ever and feel the tension

Shot in August 1969, just days after their last recording session together, take a look at the final photoshoot featuring all four of The Beatles.

The last few months have seen a flood of forgotten Beatles material being unearthed and shared with the world.

Last year we saw the release of Eight Days a Week – the documentary covering the Fab Four’s touring years including a slew of never before seen footage shot at the height of Beatlemania. And over the last few weeks, we’ve been treated with news that’s there’s a follow-up film due out later this year that will cover the recording of Sgt. Pepper and the start of their “studio years”.

The Beatles last photo shoot ever
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We’ve also seen some super rare outtakes from the Sgt. Pepper sessions emerge, which are set to feature on the forthcoming 50th-anniversary release, due out very soon.

While we ride this wave of Beatles nostalgia we thought we’d share these shots we came across of the band’s last photoshoot together, ever.

Taken in 1969, two days after the Beatles’ final recording session, the photos see the band gathered at Tittenhurst Park, where John and Yoko resided were living at the time, and where some of John Lennon’s 1972 promotional film Imagine was filmed.

The shots were captured by photographers Ethan Russell, Monte Fresco and Beatles assistant Mal Evans, and include John and George, bearded and hatted, Paul and Ringo, comparatively dressed down, a very pregnant Linda Linda McCartney, Apple Corps’ press officer Derek Taylor, Paul’s sheepdog, and two donkeys John and Yoko kept on the property.

The shots show off the Beatles emerging in a 70s style fashion, with some serious, brooding looks, and some happy, joking around smiles.

Enjoy the full series in all their final glory as essentially a timestamp of the end of the Beatles below:

The Beatles last photo shoot ever

The Beatles last photo shoot ever

The Beatles last photo shoot ever

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The Beatles last photo shoot ever

The Beatles last photo shoot ever

The Beatles last photo shoot ever

The Beatles last photo shoot ever

The Beatles last photo shoot ever

The Beatles last photo shoot ever

The Beatles last photo shoot ever

The Beatles last photo shoot ever

The Beatles last photo shoot ever

The Beatles last photo shoot ever

The Beatles last photo shoot ever

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