Rare photos of the early Beatles

Before the rise of Beatlemania. Some of the photos are less than pristine quality but certainly worth seeing for the history.

Ringo Starr and George Harrison enjoying a drink with friends, circa 1962. 

Ringo Starr and George Harrison enjoying a drink with friends, circa 1962. 

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison enjoying a drink with friends, circa 1962. 

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison enjoying a drink with friends, circa 1962. 

Early Beatles in the Cavern, circa 1962. 

Early Beatles in the Cavern, circa 1962. 

The Beatles with Pete Best circa 1962. 

The Beatles with Pete Best circa 1962. 

Early Beatles' photo shoot, 1962. 

Early Beatles' photo shoot, 1962. 

 Early Beatles' photo shoot, 1962. 

 Early Beatles' photo shoot, 1962. 

Early Beatles' photo shoot, 1962. 

Early Beatles' photo shoot, 1962. 

George Harrison and John Lennon in a guitar shop, 1962. 

George Harrison and John Lennon in a guitar shop, 1962. 

The Beatles at a photo shoot, circa 1962.

The Beatles at a photo shoot, circa 1962.