|Of all the Beatles iconography generated in the early sixties, the publicity photo's be Dezo Hoffman
are surely the most instantly recognizable.
In their collarless couture suits, the Beatles presented a clean, polished image quite unlike the black leather look they had once worn. But matching uniforms couldn't disguise their irrepressible individuality and personal magnetism. There was a warmth, exuberance and honesty in their faces and mannerisms that the camera, and the fans simply loved.
|Even with their laid back style and constant camaraderie, being the most famous foursome in the
world wasn't easy. Their whirlwind pace made relaxation a luxury, and the time would come when the Beatles took
their own advice to "turn off your mind, relax, and float downstream."
More and more they sought room to breathe, a chance to be themselves instead of a musical megaphenomenon. The group's accountant was charged with the task of finding them isolated retreats outside of London, far from frantic fans and flashbulb popping paparazzi.