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John Lennon (1940-1980), Musician; co-founder and singer for The Beatles

Sitter in 56 portraits
Born in Liverpool, John Lennon was a singer, songwriter, artist and member of the Beatles. Lennon married Cynthia Powell in August 1962 and later married Yoko Ono who he met at the Indica Gallery in London. In 1970, the Beatles split and Lennon embarked on a solo career. Although his first solo album Imagine and the song with the same name, reflected many of his personal and idealistic dreams for the world, it became the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed album of his career. On 8 December 1980, he became a victim of an assassination by a crazed fan. He died on the doorstep of The Dakota building in New York, aged forty.

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The Beatles (George Harrison; John Lennon)

by Astrid Kirchherr
gelatin silver print, 1962
NPG P1692


The Lennon Family

by Robert Whitaker
cibachrome print, May 1965
NPG P732


John Lennon

by Robert Whitaker
cibachrome print, 1965
NPG P734


Harold Wilson with 'The Beatles'

by Central Press
vintage print, 19 March 1964
NPG x194205


The Beatles (Ringo Starr; John Lennon; George Harrison; Paul McCartney)

by Robert Whitaker
modern bromide fibre print from digital file, 1965
NPG x128568


John Lennon

by Harry Goodwin
resin print from original negative, 10 April 1965
NPG x128573


The Beatles with Richard Lester

by Michael Peto
modern bromide print from original negative, 12 April 1965
NPG x137678


The Beatles with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

by Philip Townsend
bromide fibre print, 31 August 1967
NPG x128616


Yoko Ono; John Lennon

by Tom Blau
modern bromide print from original negative, November 1969
NPG x131955


Yoko Ono; John Lennon

by Tom Blau
modern bromide print from original negative, November 1969
NPG x131956


Yoko Ono; John Lennon

by Tom Blau
modern bromide print from original negative, November 1969
NPG x131957


John Lennon

by Harry Goodwin
C-type colour print, February 1970
NPG x125842


Yoko Ono; John Lennon

by Herb Schmitz
bromide fibre print, early 1970s
NPG x68800


John Lennon

by Tom Zimberoff
selenium-toned bromide print, 1974
NPG x24810


John Lennon

by Rowland Scherman
archival inkjet print, 1975
NPG x138258


Yoko Ono; John Lennon

by Cecil Beaton
pencil, 1969
NPG D17947(122)


John Lennon

by Cecil Beaton
pencil, 1969
NPG D17947(123)


John Lennon

by Linda McCartney
platinum print, 1968
NPG P575


John Lennon

by Annie Leibovitz
bromide print, 1970
NPG P627


Yoko Ono; John Lennon

by Annie Leibovitz
C-type colour print, 1980
NPG P628

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