|Posing on the terraces of the Duomo, Milan. From the Farabola archives.|
|John Lennon on stage in Milan. From the Farabola archives.|
"For nearly 50 years it was believed that these were the only existing photographs of the Beatles in Milan" - say the archivists at Farabola. Now there's an exhibition, "The Beatles Live!", held at the Feltrinelli book store at the Piazza Duomo in Milan. It was music journalist and author of several Beatles books, Franco Zanetti who was able to unearth new photos. After he had been insisting for a long time, the photo agency were eventually persuaded to let him look through their archives. After looking through roughly 100 unused negatives, Zanetti selected 25 photos for display at the exhibition.
|The Beatles on stage in Milan. From the Farabola archives.|
The exhibition is open until July 4 and tells the story in unpublished shots from the archives of Farabola. The Beatles are seen posing on the terraces of the Duomo, at a press conference, live on the stage at the Vigorelli velodrome, exiting from the hotel and escaping from the fans smitten with Beatlemania.
|Paul McCartney on stage in Milan. From the Farabola archives.|