1 of 2 portraits of Tony Blackburn
by Barry Fantoni
pencil and gouache, 1975
14 1/8 in. x 10 5/8 in. (358 mm x 269 mm)
Given by Barry Ernest Fantoni, 2006
Artistback to top
- Barry Ernest Fantoni (1940-), Broadcaster, cartoonist and jazz musician. Artist of 17 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Caricatures by Barry Fantoni (23 June 2007 - 20 September 2007)
Events of 1975back to top
Current affairsBritain votes to remain part of the European Economic Community. In the Labour government's referendum, 67% of voters answered 'yes' to the question 'Do you think the UK should stay in the European Community (Common Market)?'
Art and scienceThe rock band Queen release their epic single Bohemian Rhapsody which reaches Number 1 in the pop charts and stays there for nine weeks. It is the only single to have been a Christmas Number 1 twice, due to its re-release in 1991 following Freddie Mercury's death, and the promotional video is often regarded as the first real music video.
InternationalThe communist organisation, Khymer Rouge, led by Pol Pot, takes over Cambodia renaming it Democratic Kampuchea. Khymer Rouge began its policy of forcible relocating the urban population to the countryside and brutally purging those sectors of society considered by Pol Pot to be a potential threat to the revolution: Buddhist monks, people with education, disabled people, and ethnic minorities.
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