Wednesday 2/11 Lately our great photographers have been dropping like flies. Last month Francesco Scavullo died suddenly from heart failure. One week later Helmut Newton perished after plowing his Cadillac into a Hollywood, California wall. Should Harry Benson be looking over his shoulder? The down-to-earth Scottish lensman, acclaimed for his lively shots of everyone from Richard Nixon to the Reagans to the IRA, early in his career was asked to follow an up-and-coming rock group named the Beatles on their world tour, capturing indelible shots such as the Fab Four engaged in a joyous pillow fight. That was in 1964 -- 40 years ago! Now John and George are gone; Ringo and Paul live on. Benson, though, is pretty spry, continuing to actively photograph the greats and put together books of his work for the poor souls who can't afford to buy his prints. Tonight at 8:00 he comes to Books & Books (265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables) to promote Once There Was a Way..., his latest compilation of Beatles images. Admission is free. Call 305-442-4408. (NK)

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