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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 (Pete Best; George Harrison; John Lennon; Paul McCartney)

by (Peter) Michael ('Mike') McCartney (McGear)
bromide print, early 1960s
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Paul McCartney; John Lennon

by (Peter) Michael ('Mike') McCartney (McGear)
bromide print, early 1960s
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John Lennon; Paul McCartney; Pete Best; George Harrison

by (Peter) Michael ('Mike') McCartney (McGear)
bromide print, early 1960s
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The Beatles (George Harrison; John Lennon; Paul McCartney; Ringo Starr)

by Les Chadwick, for Peter Kaye Photography
postcard print, September 1962
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
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The Beatles (Ringo Starr; George Harrison; Paul McCartney; John Lennon)

by Fiona Adams
modern bromide fibre print from digital file, April 1963
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The Beatles (Ringo Starr; George Harrison; Paul McCartney; John Lennon)

by Fiona Adams
modern bromide fibre contact sheet from digital file, 1963
NPG x128567

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Norman Parkinson photographing The Beatles with George Martin

by David Searle
modern matte bromide print, 12 September 1963
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The Beatles (George Harrison; John Lennon; Ringo Starr)

by David Redfern
bromide print, 3 October 1964
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The Beatles (John Lennon; George Harrison; Paul McCartney; Ringo Starr)

by Jim Marshall
bromide fibre print, 29 August 1966
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The Beatles (Paul McCartney; Ringo Starr; George Harrison; John Lennon)

by Linda McCartney
bromide fibre print, 19 May 1967
NPG x128735

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John Lennon; Ringo Starr

by Frank Herrmann
bromide fibre print, 30 March 1967
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John Lennon

by Linda McCartney
bromide fibre print, 1968
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John Lennon; Paul McCartney

by Linda McCartney
bromide fibre print, 1968
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