© Camera Press / Tom Blau
Yoko Ono; John Lennon
by Tom Blau Click on the links below to find out more
modern bromide print from original negative, November 1969
6 3/4 in. x 10 3/8 in. (171 mm x 265 mm) image size
Given by Camera Press: London: UK, 2007
- John Lennon (1940-1980), Musician; co-founder and singer for The Beatles. Sitter in 59 portraits, Artist of 3 portraits.
- Yoko Ono (1933-), Artist; second wife of John Lennon. Sitter in 12 portraits.
- Tom Blau (1912-1984), Photographer. Artist associated with 64 portraits.
Lennon first met Onoafter the Beatles's final tour in 1966 at her exhibition at the Indica Gallery, London. Their wedding in Gibraltar in 1969 was followed by a 'Bed-In' for peace in Amsterdam. On a second 'Bed-In' in Montreal they recorded the song Give Peace a Chance. As a couple they promoted peace, feminism and racial harmony, introducing the idea of 'Bagism' against prejudice in 1969. Ono was present at the recording of the Beatles last album, Abbey Road, in January 1969 and the band released The Ballard of John and Yoko that year. Their son, Sean Ono Lennon was born in 1975.
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