A timeline of the Beatles in the pages of our magazine, Rolling Stone.
The original photo for the cover of Rubber Soul. Photographer Bob Freeman had taken some pictures of the group at Lennon's house. Freeman showed the photos by projecting them on a piece of cardboard to simulate how they would appear on an album cover. The unusual Rubber Soul album cover came to be when the slide card fell slightly backwards, elongating the projected image of the photograph and stretching it. Excited by the effect, they said: "Ah! Can we have that? Can you do it like that?"