The Beatles fly to Tenerife

On April 28th 1963, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison left for a 12-day holiday in Tenerife with their good friend, German photographer Astrid Kirchherr.

John Lennon was with manager Brian Epstein at the time. Epstein had asked John to accompany him for a holiday in Barcelona and John agreed to go with him. Cynthia Lennon had given birth to their son Julian only three weeks before and John didn't want to cancel the holiday.

"Cyn was having a baby and the holiday was planned, but I wasn't going to break the holiday for a baby and that's what a bastard I was. And I just went on holiday. I watched Brian picking up the boys. I like playing a bit faggy, all that. It was enjoyable, but there were big rumours in Liverpool, it was terrible. Very embarrassing... rumours went around that he and I were having a love affair. Well, it was almost a love affair, but not quite. It was never consummated. But it was a pretty intense relationship.
While he [Brian] was out on the tiles one night, or lying asleep with a hangover one afternoon, I remember playing him the song Bad To Me. That was a commissioned song, done for Billy J Kramer, who was another of Brian's singers." - John Lennon
 George Harrison and Astrid Kirchherr in Tenerife, April 1963. 

George Harrison and Astrid Kirchherr in Tenerife, April 1963. 

 Paul McCartney and Astrid Kirchherr in Tenerife, April 1963. 

Paul McCartney and Astrid Kirchherr in Tenerife, April 1963. 

  George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Astrid Kirchherr in Tenerife, April 1963. 

 George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Astrid Kirchherr in Tenerife, April 1963. 

  George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Astrid Kirchherr in Tenerife, April 1963. 

 George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Astrid Kirchherr in Tenerife, April 1963. 

  George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr in Tenerife, April 1963. 

 George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr in Tenerife, April 1963. 

  George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Astrid Kirchherr in Tenerife, April 1963. 

 George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Astrid Kirchherr in Tenerife, April 1963. 

 Paul McCartney in Tenerife, April 1963. 

Paul McCartney in Tenerife, April 1963. 

  George Harrison and Astrid Kirchherr in Tenerife, April 1963. 

 George Harrison and Astrid Kirchherr in Tenerife, April 1963. 

  George Harrison and Astrid Kirchherr in Tenerife, April 1963. 

 George Harrison and Astrid Kirchherr in Tenerife, April 1963. 

  George Harrison and Astrid Kirchherr in Tenerife, April 1963. 

 George Harrison and Astrid Kirchherr in Tenerife, April 1963. 

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