Dudley Moore; Peter Cook
22 of 25 portraits of Peter Cook
Dudley Moore; Peter Cook
by Terry O'Neill
bromide fibre print, 1975
13 7/8 in. x 14 1/8 in. (353 mm x 358 mm)
Given by Terry O'Neill, 1985
Sittersback to top
Artistback to top
- Terry O'Neill (1938-2019), Photographer. Artist or producer of 80 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Cook was renting a house in Beverly Hills with Keith Moon when O'Neill took this photograph. Dudley Moore visited his comedy partner in Hollywood and shortly after Cook also returned to live in the UK. Their partnership became well-known on television in Not Only... But Also (1965-71) and in films The Wrong Box (1966) and Bedazzled (1967). They also made many recordings together under the names Derek and Clive.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Terry O'Neill: Celebrity (6 September 2003 - 14 March 2004)
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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