5 of 8 portraits of Mike McCartney
by Mike McCartney
bromide print, early 1960s
10 3/8 in. x 10 5/8 in. (265 mm x 271 mm)
Sitterback to top
- (Peter) Michael ('Mike') McCartney (McGear) (1944-), Musician; member of The Scaffold and photographer. Sitter in 8 portraits, Artist of 11 portraits.
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- (Peter) Michael ('Mike') McCartney (McGear) (1944-), Musician; member of The Scaffold and photographer. Artist of 11 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.
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McELVIS IN LIVERPOOL: We all wanted to be Elvis, so I took my camera and tripod to the top of the Art School extension, and got a school pal to press the cable release, whilst I posed like mad. The backdrop is my old scool, the 'Inny' (Liverpool Institute High Scool for Boys...now LIPA).
Caption originates from Remember: The Recollections and Photographs of Mike McCartney, 1992
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Events of 1960back to top
Current affairsPrince Andrew is born, the third child of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip.
The Contraceptive Pill is introduced in England, dramatically changing the nation's approach to sex and relationships, and significantly contributing to the 1960s culture of liberation.
Art and sciencePenguin books defend D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover against charges of obscenity by demonstrating that the novel was of literary merit. The 'not guilty' verdict was seen as a victory for free speech and marked the beginning if a new era of liberalism.
The satirical review Beyond the Fringe launches the careers of Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Jonathan Miller.