Collection: Curt Gunther

Mr. Gunther captured the private moments when the biggest band in the world arrived in North America and stirred the emotions of a generation. It was the Beatles press officer, Derek Taylor who brought Curt Gunther on-board the American Flyers Airlines charted plane to witness and exclusively capture the intimate moments of the Beatles as they toured cities throughout North America.

The candid photos capture the young Fab Four in intimate and lighthearted moments, just as Beatlemania was reaching its most fevered pitch. The snapshots reveal the band in lighthearted situations — riding horses, goofing off with manager Brian Epstein — and capture the passion of young fans during the British Invasion.