It is a real rarity to find a picture of three Beatles in one place after 1969, but some do exist. There is the famous picture of Paul, George, Ringo and their wives at Ringo's and Barbara's 1981 wedding, which recently made the news when it went on tour as part of the National Portrait Gallery's Family Album Exhibition.
Here is a full color shot from the same event borrowed from norweigianwood.org.
The same three were photographed together at Eric Clapton's wedding in 1979.
The Beatles Anthology in 1995 provided the best opportunity for the "Threetles" to be photographed. This is one of the lesser known shots.
This might be the last picture ever taken of the Threetles from the year 2000.
But there are two pictures in particular where some divine intervention may have taken place. While shooting pictures for the Beatles Anthology, a white peacock happened to wander into the shot. Paul reportedly remarked, "That's John. Spooky, eh? It was like John was hanging around. We felt that all through the recording."
John's son, Julian, was spooked himself recently when he attended an Australian Aboriginal ceremony for his "Whaledreamers" film project and was handed a white feather by a tribal chief. According to Julian, John had promised him that if he died, a white feather would be a sign of his presence.
Another ghostly image was spotted by the WogBlog the other day. Back at Eric Clapton's wedding in 1979, Linda McCartney took a shot of Paul, George and Ringo with their old skiffle mentor Lonnie Donegan. Despite all of Linda's photographic experience and top of the line equipment, an apparent accidental double exposure occurred. Yes, it was just a coincidence, unless of course there is no such thing as an accident and no such thing as a coincidence. Yes, that's Paul McCartney on the left...at least that is who it is supposed to be...