“[In 1967] Dezo Hoffmann shot some pictures of us against the San Remo skyline (…). This was the first time we had admitted we were together, so when the pictures came out it was official.”—Excerpt from Marianne Faithfull’s autobiography “Faithfull”
Juke Box Jury, from the Moss Empire, Liverpool. 11 December 1963 Dezo Hoffmann: “They really scored here, and set the precedent for other bands, like the Stones, to do Juke Box Jury later. They really were marvellous entertainers, they could make fun out of anything and the kids went stark raving mad! After the show, they played a few numbers.”
George Harrison, backstage at what appears to be Elsetree Studio Centre, Borehamwood, 2 December 1963 (Photo: Dezo Hoffmann (?) / Living in the Material World)
“I don’t think [’Don’t Bother Me’]’s a particularly good song, it mightn’t even be a song at all but at least it showed me that all I needed to do was keep on writing and then maybe eventually I would write something good. I still feel now ‘I wish I could write something good’.” - George Harrison, I Me Mine
Marianne Faithfull and Mick Jagger in Sanremo, Italy where Marianne was participating in the eponymous song contest/music festival. It was here that their relationship became serious and known to the press. In addition to the “official” portraits taken by Dezo Hoffmann the couple was followed by paparazzi everywhere resulting in candid photos like the one above.