*A pre-fame David Bowie plays it cool in Manchester Square.
Bowie released unsuccessful singles on Pye, Deram and Vocalion in the 60s. But as Davy Jones and the Lower Third he recorded “You’ve Got a Habit of Leaving” for EMI’s Parlophone label in 1965, which is when this picture was taken
|*The Supremes visit EMI House, October 1964|
*The Beatles returned to Manchester Square in 1969. Originally intended for the aborted Get Back album, the Angus McBean photos were used for the 1973 Red and Blue compilations
|*The Syd Barrett era Pink Floyd at Manchester Square early 1967, shortly after signing to EMI|
|*The Beatles pose in the basement area of EMI House 1963. Photo by John Dove|
|*An alternative shot from the Please Please Me LP cover session was used for this Beatles EP, released in November 1963|
|*The Beatles with publisher Dick James and producer George Martin at EMI House, March 1963. Photo by John Dove|