Lost photographs of THE Beatles, tracked down and collected by superfan Mark Hayward, are being released in a new book.

Hayward spent years purchasing the photographs and their copyrights for the new book, The Beatles Unseen.

His finds include a rare 1964 shot of George Harrison, John Lennon and Paul McCartney with ailing Ringo Starr's temporary replacement Jimmy Nicol on tour in Australia, and behind-the-scenes shots for the cover of classic Fab Four album HELP!