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

Sitter in 55 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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x194205

Harold Wilson with 'The Beatlles'

by Central Press
vintage print, 19 March 1964
NPG x194205

x128568

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

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

x128573

John Lennon

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

x137678

The Beatles with Richard Lester

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

x128616

The Beatles with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

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

x131955

Yoko Ono; John Lennon

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

x131956

Yoko Ono; John Lennon

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

x131957

Yoko Ono; John Lennon

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

x125842

John Lennon

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

x68800

Yoko Ono; John Lennon

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

x24810

John Lennon

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

x138258

John Lennon

by Rowland Scherman
archival inkjet print, 1975
NPG x138258

D17947(122)

Yoko Ono; John Lennon

by Cecil Beaton
pencil, 1969
NPG D17947(122)

D17947(123)

John Lennon

by Cecil Beaton
pencil, 1969
NPG D17947(123)

P575

John Lennon

by Linda McCartney
platinum print, 1968
NPG P575

P627

John Lennon

by Annie Leibovitz
bromide print, 1970
NPG P627

P628

Yoko Ono; John Lennon

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