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September 12, 2015

Pictures of John Lennon With Yoko Ono in New York City Just 10 Days Before He Was Shot

In the Fall of 1980, Allan Tannenbaum had the privilege of photographing John Lennon and Yoko Ono for the SoHo Weekly News. The photographs were taken while John and Yoko filming of a video to promote their new album, Double Fantasy in New York City on November 26, 1980.

Filming began in Central Park, then moved to a gallery in SoHo for scenes where they would arrive in a white bedroom, first in street clothes and later in kimonos, strip, and make love.

Allan Tannenbaum could never imagine that just 10 days after the last photo session, that John would be killed by a crazed fan with a gun. Here are some of those last photographs.

(Photos © Allan Tannenbaum)

1 comment:

  1. Who would have known that 10 days later John Lennon would have been gunned down right in front of the Dakota building. It still hurts today. God Bless Yoko, Sean and Julian on their great loss and wishing them peace every day. Yoko, thank you for always keeping John’s memory and music alive. I know it has not been easy for you and Sean and Julian.




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