by Terry O'Neill
digital R-type colour print from original transparency, 1975
19 1/2 in. x 29 1/8 in. (495 mm x 740 mm)
Given by Terry O'Neill, 2003
Sitterback to top
- Sir Elton John (Reginald Kenneth Dwight) (1947-), Singer and composer. Sitter in 11 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Terry O'Neill (1938-), Photographer. Artist of 77 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Photographed at Dodger stadium in Los Angeles at the then-biggest concert in the history of pop music.
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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