At a Beatles press conference on May 14, 1968 at New York’s Americana hotel, announcing the launch of Apple Records, Jack Robinson photographed Paul McCartney. McCartney met his future bandmate and songwriting partner in Liverpool when Paul was 15. John already had a local band, the Quarrymen. Between them they wrote hundreds of songs, many destined to become standards, such as “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Yesterday,” and “Hey Jude.” The Beatles “The White Album” was released in November 1968, just six months after this photograph. After the 1970 breakup of the Beatles, McCartney went on to enjoy a hugely successful 40-year career. Just six months after this press conference, The Beatles (White Album) was released.
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