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Diana Clarke; Barry Fantoni; Willie Rushton, by Lewis Morley, published 31 March 1967 - NPG x38948 - © Lewis Morley Archive / National Portrait Gallery, London

© Lewis Morley Archive / National Portrait Gallery, London

Diana Clarke; Barry Fantoni; Willie Rushton

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, published 31 March 1967
11 3/8in. x 12 3/4in. (288 mm x 325 mm)
Given by Lewis Morley, 1989
Photographs Collection
NPG x38948


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  • Lewis Morley (1925-2013), Photographer. Artist of 303 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.

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Willie Rushton, subscriptions clerk Diana Clarke and Barry Fantoni pose for a spoof of 'the latest fashion sweeping the streets'.
Private Eye's longest serving cartoonist, Willie Rushton (1937-96) was educated at Shrewsbury and with Richard Ingrams and Christopher Booker he produced a satirical version of the school magazine the Wallopian. He contributed cartoons to Mesopotamia and to Private Eye from the outset, laying out the first issues at his mother's house. He illustrated the long-running features 'Mrs Wilson's Diary' and Auberon Waugh's 'Diary' and contributed jokes and enduring characters such as journalist Lunchtime O'Booze.

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Harold Wilson decides to devalue the pound by nearly 15% in order to ' break out from the straitjacket' of boom and bust economics. The decision was controversial and prompted Wilson to reassure the public that the 'pound in your pocket' would not be worth any less.

Art and science

The Beatles release Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, with a record sleeve designed by pop artist, Peter Blake. The band's musical experimentation and colourful new look was an example of psychedelic, and the LP is often regarded as one of the first concept albums.

International

Che Guevara is captured and executed in Bolivia. The guerrilla leader and revolutionary icon was hunted down by the CIA and captured and shot by Bolivian Special Forces. He had been leading Bolivian insurgents in an attempt to overthrow the government.

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