The Sex Pistols And Blur Recreate The Beatles Famous EMI Stairwell Photo

The Beatles twice took a photos in the stairwell at the EMI House building located at 20 Manchester Square.  The first one taken in February of 1963, would become the cover of their first album “Please Please Me” and the cover of the “Red” 1962-1966 Greatest Hits album.

The Beatles EMI House Stairwell 1963

The second was taken in 1969 for The BeatlesGet Back” album which was shelved and eventually became “Let It Be” but was used for the cover of the “Blue” 1967-1969 Greatest Hits album.

The Beatles EMI House Stairwell 1969

The Sex Pistols who were also signed by EMI took this photo in 1977 in the same stairwell The Beatles made famous.

The Sex Pistols EMI House Stairwell The Beatles
Blur signed to Parlophone which is a division of EMI also struck a pose in the famed stairwell in this undated photo.

Blur EMI Stairwell The Beatles Photo

FACT:  The Beatles were not the first to strike the famous stairwell.  Bandleader Joe Loss founder of the Joe Loss Orchestra. popular during the British dance band era posed in the stairwell back in 1961.

Joe Loss EMI House Stairwell 1961 The Beatles

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