“I do get emotional when I think back about those times. My make-up is emotional. I’m an emotional human being. I’m very sensitive and it took me till I was forty-eight to realize that was the problem! We were honest with each other and we were honest about the music. The music was positive. It was positive in love. They did write - we all wrote - about other things, but the basic Beatles message was Love.”
January 1964 - Beautifully colorized Harry Benson photograph of the Beatles letting off steam at 3 a.m. in Paul and George’s room at the George V Hotel in Paris after Brian Epstein had just informed them that their single, I Want To Hold Your Hand, had just hit Number One on the American charts! Harry Benson had hung around till the wee hours after one the Beatles’ concerts at the Olympic hoping to score some special photographs after all the other photographers had left.