Raj Prem’s latest exhibition was an outcome of the unending desire around everything to do with The Beatles. Prem’s aim was to give fans that already have an extensive knowledge of the band something never seen before. This made him fashion a series of exceptional photos during some of group’s most noticeable years in the 1960s. The Beatles photography exhibition aims to develop the same kind of ecstasy and elation that fans earlier felt over half a century ago.
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The undeterred demand for all things to do with the Beatles was the essence behind enthusiast Raj Prem’s recent exhibition. Prem’s recognized goal was to give enthusiasts who already have a broader understanding of the band something extra. This made him select a series of unusually seen photos during some of group’s most significant years in the 1960s. The Beatles photography exhibition promises to build the same kind of delight and ardour that fans first felt over half a century ago.
Rock and roll enthusiast of keepsakes, Raj Prem, has announced the release of a new series of never seen before photographs that give a deeper view to the personal lives of The Beatles. The exhibition coincides with another hallmark event of the Rock and roll legends– it has been more than fifty years since the band’s initial famous show and presence on the Ed Sullivan Show in the United States. As BeatleMania kept on growing, the group came into the international focus, the wish to get more access into the Beatles’ lives behind the stage grew immensely. Aficionados wanted more access into the private lives of the stars and wanted holistic insight into their lives. Icons such as photographic artist Robert Freeman made this fan dream come true by providing an unfiltered view into the Beatles’ world and exhibiting them with the most significant pictures in the history of rock.
Rock and roll photography curator, Raj Prem will release a new series of rare and mostly unseen photographs of the world’s favorite Fab Four: The Beatles. The news comes on the heels of another major moment for these legends of rock and roll – the 50 year mark since the band’s first iconic concert and appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in the United States. As BeatleMania skyrocketed the group into the global spotlight, the desire to get more access into the Beatles’ lives behind the scenes grew exponentially. Fans wanted to see all aspects of their favorite band and get a peek into the private lives. Legends like photog Robert Freeman brought this to light by getting intimate access into the band’s world and showcasing them with some of the most memorable pictures in the history of rock.
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Rock and roll curator of collectibles, Raj Prem, has declared the release of a news series of photographs that give better understanding of the private lives of The Beatles. The exhibition concurs with another milestone of the Rock and roll legends– more than half a century since the band’s first celebrated show and presence on the Ed Sullivan Show in the United States. As BeatleMania kept on growing, the group came into the universal spotlight, the craving to get more access into the Beatles’ lives behind the stage developed incrementally. Fans required more access into the private lives of the stars and wanted more information about them. Personalities like photographic artist Robert Freeman helped make this fan wish become reality by getting close access into the Beatles’ world and exhibiting them with the most momentous pictures in the history of rock.
Documenting rock and roll’s history from 1963 to 1972, Raj Prem’s collection is exhibited in different countries and galleries worldwide, including the U.S., Britain, Dubai, Japan, and the Netherlands. He has highly recognized exhibitions to his name like The Decca Years, featuring the works of Philip Townsend, Michael Cooper, and Dominique Tarle during the band’s rise from chart hits to rock legends. Prem is very much fascinated by Bonis’ Beatles collection to complement the many pieces he has showcased in more than 95 exhibitions, including the works of photographers like Robert Freeman, David Hurn, iain macmillan and more who have immortalized John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr for four decades.
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The 200 images are part of 3,500 unseen photos shot by Bob Bonis, U.S. tour manager of the Beatles and Rolling Stones from 1964 to 1966. The shots remained private through Bonis’ life and stayed undiscovered in his basement following his death in 1992. Five years ago, the photos saw the light of day when Bob’s son, Alex Bonis, began to roll out 10 pictures per month over the period of two years. Made public through eBay’s art and collectibles store, the photos run from $175 for 11 by 14 inch prints all the way up to $625 or more for 20 by 24 inch prints. They are bought first-come-first-serve rather than through an auction, with 10% of the proceeds benefitting the Grammy Foundation, the Grammy Museum, and other renowned organizations. The Grammy Museum has volunteered to provide a certificate of authenticity with each limited-edition print, a move that Raj Prem believes can increase the value of the pictures and make them worth more than their selling cost.
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It seemed necessary when the band and the publishers of this legendary volume were putting together what needed to be the best in Rolling Stones prints, that they should promptly contact Raj Prem. Made up of more than 500 pages of images from some of the genre’s most iconic photos, The Rolling Stones will be a limited collector’s edition run of 1,500 units – each one numbered and signed by the musicians. Additionally, six art editions will feature editions of only 75 numbered units and include a photographic print. The amount of photos from Prem’s collection, shot by Philip Townsend and Peter Webb, that have been included in this book is notable, and helps to tell the tale of the Stone’s storied history, is a fact that really means the world to the collector and melds perfectly with his philosophy. Prem has been quoted as saying: “It’s the back stories I find really interesting.”
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It is of little question of why, when the band and the publishers of this definitive volume were collecting what needed to be the ultimate in Rolling Stones prints, they quickly contacted Prem. Containing over 500 pages of images from some of the time’s best rock photographers, The Rolling Stones will consist of a limited collector’s edition run of 1,500 units – each one numbered and signed by the band. Further, six art edition runs of only 75 each and come with a photographic print. The fact that number of photos from Prem’s collection, taken by Philip Townsend and Peter Webb, have been included in this book, which seeks to tell the tale of the Stone’s storied history, is something that truly means the world to the collector and furthers his ethos. As he has been quoted: “It’s the back stories I find really interesting.”
Musical opinions are without a doubt some of the most personal that can be made, so personal statements about songs and bands are often difficult to convincingly maintain. However, there are a handful that are simply impossible to argue with. One of which is certainly that The Rolling Stones are one of the greatest rock and roll bands in history. Musically, a compelling case can be made as the band has created many of the most celebrated songs the genre has seen. However, it may be public image of the band that really sets them apart from the herd. The Rolling Stones generated the standard for how a rock band should look and present themselves, and now, German publisher TASCHEN and editor Reuel Golden have teamed with the band itself to offer an unprecedented look into their fifty-year history in a collectible book named aptly “The Rolling Stones”. And along with pictures and illustrations from the member’s personal stash, many previously unseen, acclaimed photo collector and exhibition curator, Raj Prem, has supplied a number of extraordinary prints for this collectible book.