By Susan Breslow Sardone. Every generation has its couples who mesmerize the public. In the late s, none felt the worldwide glare of the press more than Beatle John Lennon and then-girlfriend Yoko Ono.
There are many versions of what went down at Keith Moon's 20th birthday party but they all involve the Who drummer ending up without pants. We know the bacchanal took place at the Holiday Inn in Flint, Michigan, and that Moon, fleeing sheriff's deputies, slipped on some birthday cake and chipped his tooth. As for the rest?
By Rob Cooper. Two rare vintage photographs of John Lennon and Yoko Ono posing naked have emerged for sale. The images were used on the couple's album 'Unfinished Music No 1: Two Virgins', and were taken by them on a self-timer.
A famous nude image of John Lennon and Yoko Ono that adorned their album cover is to be made into an advert for vodka. The photograph, from the couple's album, Unfinished No 1: Two Virgins, has been bought by Swedish vodka firm Absolut to be used in an American advertising campaign. The picture is the rear cover of the album and shows a naked John and Yoko from behind, with the space in between them altered to represent the shape of an Absolut bottle.
In choosing photos for this blog, I usually shy away from really famous ones Iwo Jima, the Time Square Kiss because the chances are that most people not only have seen them but also know the backstories behind them some probably even better than I do. The picture of John Lennon and Yoko Ono lying on the floor together a few hours before he was murdered was ten years in the making. The first picture I took of John was my first important assignment from Rolling Stonein
A half-century later, the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel is celebrating their storied pacifist pitch to the world with an art exhibition and tours of the suite they occupied. Inspired by the sit-ins of the civil rights movement and in alignment with antiwar demonstrators as the Vietnam War reached high tide, Lennon and Ono launched the Bed-Ins for Peace campaign on their honeymoon in Amsterdam in March Montreal was next on the tour, after the United States turned them away citing a marijuana conviction against the famed Beatle.
Unfinished Music No. It was the result of an all-night session of musical experimentation with Yoko in John's home studio at Kenwoodwhile his wife, Cynthia Lennonwas on holiday in Greece. In an attempt to avoid controversy, the LP record was sold in a brown paper bag, and distributed by Track and Tetragrammaton in the United Kingdom and the United States respectively.
Years ago, before American society had achieved full pornofication, the raciest image in a teenager's room might be an album cover. And many musicians and record-company art departments had figured out that an easy way to goose sales was to slap a photo of a half-naked girl on the cover, until the borderline between "sexy" and "sexist" was obliterated. The album cover that made a generation salivate at the notion of licking away a truckload of whipped cream to reveal what was underneath.