sábado, 29 de agosto de 2015

Pictures: The week the Beatles went skiing

To mark International Beatleweek, a week-long festival this weekend organised by the Cavern Club to celebrate all things Beatles, the Telegraph in the UK have found some pictures of their visit to the Austrian resort of Obertauern for scenes in their 1965 film Help!, they also recorded the video for Ticket to Ride while there.



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Beatleweek: When The Beatles went skiing



The Beatles, just like all the coolest people throughout history, loved a bit of a jolly in the mountains. To mark International Beatleweek, a week-long festival (August 26 to September 1) organised by the Cavern Club to celebrate all things Beatles, we've found some pictures of them having a whale of a time in the snow.
Picture: Obertauern Tourism


The Beatles famously visited the Austrian resort of Obertauern for scenes in their 1965 film Help!, also recording the video for the single Ticket to Ride while there. (Left to right: John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr.)
Picture: Obertauern Tourism


In fact, last season Obertauern celebrated the 50th anniversary of the band filming there – they've even got a Beatles monument.
Picture: Obertauern Tourism


Help!'s mountain scenes see the band flee both a mad scientist and an Eastern cult who are in hot pursuit. The lads still manage to have fun despite danger at every turn – here they are enjoying a sledge. (From top to bottom: Ringo Starr, George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney.)
Picture: Obertauern Tourism


George enjoyed the sledge so much he had some alone time with it…
Picture: Obertauern Tourism


…But he soon joined the boys again to wear a big scarf. (Left to right: Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon.)
Picture: Alamy

If you haven't seen the film Help!, it is bonkers in the best possible way. Here, George tries curling; but the stone turns out to be a bomb.
Picture: Alamy

Ringo and John don't realise this because, well, who would? It's nuts.
Picture: Alamy

Don't worry, they soon get back to the serious business of skiing. (Left to right: Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, George Harrison.)
Picture: Alamy

Although it's not long before they stop for a picnic. (Left to right: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney.)
Picture: Alamy

Thankfully, John inspires them to give it another crack.
Picture: Alamy

And soon they're all at it again! (Left to Right: John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney.)
Picture: Obertauern Tourism

Though George, bless 'im, forgets his skis.
Picture: Obertauern Tourism

So they ditched the skis, and everything came together with these kickass wingsuits. (Left to right: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison,
Picture: Julie Harris

John Lennon liked gadding around the mountains so much, he took a trip to St Moritz in Switzerland with his first wife, Cynthia.
Picture: Ikon

John looked every inch the professional skier.
Picture: Ikon

Until he fell over. Hey, we've all been there.
Picture: Ikon

And there you have it. We like to think this was The Beatles' finest hour, combining skiing with sweet, sweet music. If you want to get in on the Beatles appreciation, the Cavern Club has a whole host of events happening this week. For more information on Beatleweek, visit cavernclub.org/beatleweek
Picture: Alamy



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