Chrissie Shrimpton; Mick Jagger
10 of 67 portraits of Mick Jagger
Chrissie Shrimpton; Mick Jagger
by Eric Swayne
selenium-toned silver print, 1963
17 3/4 in. x 17 3/4 in. (452 mm x 451 mm) image size
Given by Tom Swayne, 2011
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Mick Jagger is shown with model and actress Chrissie Shrimpton, his girlfriend between 1963 and 1966. In 1963 the Rolling Stones released their first single 'Come on' (July), followed by the Lennon-McCartney composition 'I Wanna Be Your Man' (November). Jagger's later songs about their relationship included 'Under my Thumb' and '19th Nervous Breakdown', and were both released in 1966. Swayne began his photographic career in his late twenties, encouraged by his friendships with David Bailey and Brian Duffy. He later starred opposite Chrissie Shrimpton in Bailey's film G.G. Passion (1966) after Mick Jagger withdrew from the role. This photograph was taken in Swayne's flat at West London Studios, Fulham Road. Also present was friend Grace Coddington whose 1966 portrait by Swayne is in the Gallery's Collection.
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- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (photographer's home, West London Studios, Fulham Road, London)
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Current affairsThe Secretary of State for War, John Profumo is found to have lied to the House of Commons when he denied having an affair with the showgirl, Christine Keeler. The Profumo Affair was a public scandal for the Conservative party, and ultimately contributed to the resignation of Harold Macmillan.
Art and scienceDoctor Who is first broadcast on the BBC with William Hartnell playing the Doctor. This long running science fiction series about an alien Time Lord who travels through time and space in his police-box-shaped Tardis has been watched by generations of viewers (often from behind the back of the sofa), and features imaginative, but traditionally low-budget, special effects, innovative electronic music, and the Doctor's greatest enemy, the Daleks.
InternationalJohn F. Kennedy is assassinated in Texas. The arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald for his murder did not prevent a score of conspiracy theories involving Cuba, the CIA, the KGB, and the Mafia among others.
Martin Luther King delivers his 'I have a dream' speech, marking an important moment in the civil rights movement in America and helping to secure him the Nobel Peace Prize' in 1964.
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