Tittenhurst Park

This Tittenhurst Park blog is dedicated to John Lennon's home in Sunningdale, near Ascot, Berkshire between 1969 and 1971. The aim is to gather as much material relating to the estate as possible - obviously with the emphasis on the Lennon-era, but also concerning Tittenhurst Park as it was before and after John Lennon's ownership. In addition, there will be posts about and associated with the Beatles, plus any other rubbish I feel like. The blog is purely meant for the entertainment of anyone (assuming there is actually anyone) who, like me, has an unhealthy interest in one particular Georgian mansion. Those with anything interesting to contribute in the way of links, photos, scans, stories etc. please do contact me: tittenhurstlennon@gmail.com
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Imagine: John Lennon by Tom Hanley

30 years after John Lennon’s untimely death in 1980, Proud Galleries, Chelsea, London presents Imagine, an intimate photographic portrait of Lennon by celebrated music photographer, Tom Hanley.
One of the most recognisable faces in the world, even now, John Lennon is one of the most celebrated musical icons of the last century, his songs still endlessly popular. Hanley’s relationship with Lennon began in the early 1960s as he started to work with the Beatles. Given unrestricted access to the superstar group, Hanley was able to capture the more intimate moments behind closed doors while ‘Beatlemania’ gripped the world and for some time after, as he built relationships with the band members.
His portraits of Lennon are particularly striking and they reveal a softer side to the musical genius. The collection includes portraits of Lennon at his piano working on ‘Imagine’, widely considered to be one of the greatest songs of all time; and relaxing at home with his wife, Yoko Ono. A collection that includes never before seen images and comprises vintage prints, this exhibition is a poignant and touching memorial to John Lennon 30 years after his death. A link to the gallery site is here
24th November to 16th January 2011

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