Indeed, out of context this shoe certainly looks more like a woman's than a man's.
Then, a few nights ago in Carlisle, PA I presented "Band of the Sixties" again. This time somebody asked where that photo was taken. I had to admit I didn't know off the top of my head, so I emailed Mark Lewisohn with the question. Here is his erudite answer:
"It’s best known as the cover of the extraordinarily successful EP Twist And Shout. (Also the Canadian LP.) Taken at a demolition site in Euston Road, London, April 25 1963, by Fiona Adams for the weekly paper Boyfriend. Personally selected for the EP cover by JL."
There is a reason why Lewisohn is the world's authority on the Beatles!
Saturday, 9 April 2016, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Kennett Public Library, 216 East State Street, Kennett Square, PA
The Beatles: Band of the Sixties
Explore the music of The Beatles in this 60-minute multimedia presentation (part history and part musical analysis) spanning the full 1960's: beginning with the band's seminal visits to Hamburg, continuing through Beatlemania, and concluding with Abbey Road. The program will be supplemented with audio clips of music and excerpts from interviews with the band members.