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Rare Beatles pics to be displayed in Scotland

Rare snaps of the iconic band's 1965 flick Help! are set to go on display in Scotland.

art and culture Updated: May 23, 2007 15:18 IST

Rare pictures of the Beatles taken during the shooting of the band’s 1965 flick Help! are set to go on display in Scotland.

The snaps, which were taken by photographer Michael Peto, show bandmates John, Paul, George, and Ringo relaxing and sharing light moments with each other in the studio, at press conferences and at home.

The collection of 500 images was left to the University of Dundee when the photojournalist died in 1970.

The pics will be exhibited at the University's Queen Mother Building from 25 May to 11 July as part of the University’s 40th birthday celebrations and will run during the Reunite in Dundee Homecoming Weekend for Alumni, as well as during the Graduation and the inaugural Dundee Literary Festival.

According to University archivist Patricia Whatley, the images possess an unusually natural quality and show Peto as one of the outstanding photographers of his generation.

"Michael Peto's photographs of The Beatles give us a remarkable behind-the-scenes look at a band which was at the height of its power and fame," BBC quoted Whatley, as saying.

"The pictures and this exhibition give us the opportunity to raise awareness of his significant contribution to photojournalism," Whatley added.