Wednesday, 18 November 2009
The Beatles' Swedish Scrap Book
This week-end there was a record fair in Oslo. I didn't buy any records, but I came home with this 120 plus pages scrap book, obviously put together by a swedish fan back in 1964. The big picture above shows The Beatles arriving at Arlanda Airport outside Stockholm in 1964.
Some of the images are from Beatles books of the time, and some are from newspapers and magazines. Some are familiar, and some haven't been reprinted since.
I thought I'd share some of these pages with you.
On the beach and on stage
Some of the pictures are from the swedish version of one of the two "Meet The Beatles" books.
A page full of collector's cards
Bespectacled trio, detail from the page below
The Beatles in the USA
I probably spent too much on this book (I paid around $100), but it's fun to sit down and look at all the labour of love some fan had when putting the book together in 1964.