The Beatles filmed A Hard Day’s Night over seven weeks in 1964, the film created to serve the band’s ever-growing legions of fans. David Hurn was invited by director Richard Lester – a friend – to photograph the filming from a sociological perspective. “In 1963, the Beatles had gained unprecedented fame and status. It could be argued that their only next step could either be down, or to individually go in new directions,” reflected Hurn. “They were at crossroads in their respective careers, and yet had already transformed the music industry.” Following the band across the U.K., Hurn witnessed and recorded the mayhem and fervour that Beatlemania caused, becoming well acquainted with the band in the process.

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