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Philip Townsend

(1940-), Photographer

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist of 5 portraits
In 1963 Townsend began work in the music scene, taking the first official photographs of The Rolling Stones, thanks to his friendship with Andrew Loog Oldham. Later in the decade he photographed musicians including Gene Pitney, Johnny Ray, The Searchers, Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, Peter and Gordon (whom he briefly managed) and The Beatles first encounter with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in August 1966. Townsend's first book, Sorry You Missed the Sixties, was published in 2009.

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Pamela Chandler, by Philip Townsend - NPG x128641

Pamela Chandler

by Philip Townsend
bromide proof print, 24 February 1958
NPG x128641

Philip Townsend, by Philip Townsend - NPG x132821

Philip Townsend

by Philip Townsend
vintage print, 1961
NPG x132821

The Rolling Stones (Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman), by Philip Townsend - NPG x134866

The Rolling Stones (Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman)

by Philip Townsend
bromide print, 1963
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x134866

Frankie Howerd (Francis Alex Howard), by Philip Townsend - NPG x135385

Frankie Howerd (Francis Alex Howard)

by Philip Townsend
bromide fibre print, 1964
NPG x135385

The Beatles with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, by Philip Townsend - NPG x128616

The Beatles with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

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

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