Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Stuart Sutcliffe: The Fifth Beatle

Stuart Sutcliffe, also known as "The Fifth Beatle", was photographed on October 1960 wearing a simple yet bold ensemble made up of a leather jacket, scarf, clip on Ray Ban sunglasses, and a pompadour.

Sutcliffe was the original Beatles' bass player, and is credited along with John Lennon (whom he became good friends with after having met at the Liverpool College of Art) on having come up with the band's name.

From May 1960 to July 1961, Stuart Sutcliffe was a member of The Beatles. He performed with them during their Hamburg days. His interest in art (he created a series of abstract expressionist paintings) led to his departure from the band, as he had met fellow artist Astrid Kirchherr and had decided to continue his art studies.

Stuart Sutcliffe died at the age of 21 on April 10, 1962 due to an aneurysm.

Photo: Dmbeatles


Anonymous said...

Stuart! ♥

Enie Dub said...

Stu Sutcliffe, so talented, so handsome. Died so young. RIP