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by Ian Wright
bromide print, 9 August 1964
10 7/8 in. x 10 3/8 in. (275 mm x 264 mm) image size
Given by Ian Wright, 2008
Photographs Collection
NPG x132797

Sittersback to top

  • Gordon Amory (1930-2010), Daily Express photographer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Steve Brodie, Journalist. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Paul Hines, Photographer for 'The Northern Echo'. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Philip Ingham, Journalist. Sitter associated with 1 portrait.
  • Johnny Robson (died 1999), Press photographer. Sitter in 1 portrait.

Artistback to top

  • Ian Wright, Photographer. Artist or producer of 7 portraits.

Linked publicationsback to top

  • Whitaker, Robert, Beatles to Bowie: the 60s exposed, 2009 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 15 October 2009 - 24 January 2010), p. 16

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Current affairs

Harold Wilson narrowly wins the general election for the Labour Party, the first of his four election victories.
Peter Allen and Gwynne Evans become the last people to be executed in the United Kingdom before capital punishment was abolished in 1965.
The Sun newspaper replaces the Daily Herald.

Art and science

Top of the Pops begins its reign as the longest running television music show. The first broadcast was presented by Jimmy Savile and included the Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, The Hollies and The Beatles, who were the show's first number 1 with I Want to Hold Your Hand.


The Civil Rights Act is passed in the USA, outlawing discrimination based on race, colour, religion, sex or national origin. The Act abolished the 'Jim Crow Laws' in the Southern States, making forced segregation illegal.
After spending two years in prison Nelson Mandela is sentenced to Life in Prison for the crimes of sabotage and crimes equivalent to treason against the Republic of South Africa.

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