'Get Back' The Beatles (Paul McCartney; Ringo Starr; Ringo Starr; Ringo Starr)

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'Get Back' The Beatles (Paul McCartney; Ringo Starr; Ringo Starr; Ringo Starr)

by Angus McBean, published by Trademark of Quality
colour offset lithographic record sleeve, published after 1970
12 1/4 in. x 12 3/8 in. (312 mm x 313 mm) overall
Given by Terence Pepper, 2021
Reference Collection
NPG D49512

Sittersback to top

  • George Harrison (1943-2001), Musician; member of The Beatles. Sitter in 78 portraits.
  • John Lennon (1940-1980), Musician; co-founder and singer for The Beatles. Sitter in 90 portraits, Artist or producer of 2 portraits.
  • Sir (James) Paul McCartney (1942-), Musician and member of The Beatles and Wings. Sitter in 88 portraits, Artist or producer of 1 portrait.
  • Sir Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) (1940-), Musician; drummer for The Beatles. Sitter associated with 71 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Angus McBean (1904-1990), Photographer. Artist or producer associated with 283 portraits, Sitter in 79 portraits.
  • Trademark of Quality (active 1970-1977), Bootleg record label. Artist or producer associated with 2 portraits.

Events of 1970back to top

Current affairs

Edward 'Ted' Heath wins a surprise victory for the Conservative party at the general election, becoming Prime Minister. Opinion polls had predicted a comfortable Labour victory, but with a failing economy, the Tories snatched a narrow last minute majority.

Art and science

Germaine Greer publishes The Female Eunuch, an influential feminist text arguing that women's sexuality and capacity for action are repressed by the family and their roles in society. Greer suggested that women should get to know their bodies and become empowered by their sexuality. The book was an international best seller.

International

Four aircraft are hijacked by Palestinian terrorists. The planes were landed in Cairo, Jordan and London and the hijackers demanded the release of Political Prisoners in exchange for the hostages. Several prisoners were returned and three of the planes were blown up after most of the hostages were release.
Four students are shot dead by national guardsmen during a protest against the Vietnam War in America.

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