Tony Booth - Original Artist for The Beatles - BBC Feature! from Tony Booth
'The Beatles Posters' was featured on BBC1's Inside Out TV show! If you missed the show you can view the episode online in the UK on BBC iPlayer or via the Vimeo video above.
Aside from being featured on BBC1's Inside Out TV show, Tony's iconic artwork has received quite a buzz in the press...
ITV TELEVISION recently produced a new award winning three-part drama series called ‘CILLA ‘starring actress Sheridan Smith. It is based on the early life of 1960’s chart-topping singer CILLA BLACK.
ITV approached Tony and commissioned him to hand-paint the posters for the drama in exactly the same style as the 1960’s originals (like he was already doing for collectors at the time). After suitable ageing by the ITV team, the posters looked exactly like the 1960’s originals shown in the black & white photograph on below:
The ITV studio team went to great lengths to make sure that the film sets for Brian’s office and the interior & exterior of The Cavern Club looked absolutely authentic.
"I was invited to the filming of the inside of The Cavern Club and it was just like stepping back in time as all the memories of those Cavern Club days came flooding back. All the screaming fans were wearing 1960’s style clothing and hairstyles and with the Merseybeat music being played, the atmosphere was amazing." - Tony Booth.
You can see below a of six 30″x 20″ posters created by Tony that were pasted up on the outside walls of The Cavern Club in Liverpool during the early 1960’s. These posters are available, if you are interested just drop us an email!