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“British Invasion”, NFA Gallery Brings Rare Collection Out of Hiding

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“British Invasion”, NFA Gallery Brings Rare Collection Out of Hiding

Bob Bonis had the incredible good fortune of not only being a superb photographer, but to also be the tour manager for both The Beatles and The Rolling Stones from 1964 through 1966, documenting two of the most influential bands in rock history at the most important period in their careers – coming to America and launching the ‘British Invasion’.

Throughout his lifetime, Bonis, who died in 1992, resisted publishing his photographs because of his personal relationship with both bands. In 2009, his son Alex Bonis and memorabilia expert Larry Marion, founded Not Fade Away Gallery to showcase the historic collection for the first time since the photographs were taken.  The images are unguarded, iconic and personal, showing The Beatles and The Rolling Stones not only on stage, but also behind the scenes, in the recording studio, at broadcast appearances, rehearsing, at play and on the road.

“I had been using Duggal for many years.”  states Larry Marion founder of NFA Gallery.  “In 2009, we opened Not Fade Away Gallery in Manhattan to gauge the public response to The Bob Bonis Archive.  The exhibit featured 75 of the 3,500 images and Duggal printed all the images (both silver gelatin and C prints) in sizes ranging from 16×20 to 30×40.  We received world wide acclaim for the photographs and presentation, which would not have been possible without Duggal’s masterful printing.  We published two books with Harper Collins: “The Lost Rolling Stones Photographs: The Bob Bonis Archive 1964-1966” in December of 2011 and “The Lost Beatles Photographs: The Bob Bonis Archive 1964-1966″  in March of 2012.  Duggal performed the drum scanning of the original negatives and slides for both books.”

Now, NFA Gallery has made limited editions of the photographs available for through rarerockphotos.com and amazon.com. Duggal Visual Solutions is proud of our relationship with Not Fade Away Gallery and honored to be the exclusive producer of limited edition photos for this historic collection.

Photo Credits: © Larry Marion at Not Fade Away (NFA) Gallery

Photo Credits: © Larry Marion at Not Fade Away (NFA) Gallery