36 years ago today, on the 8th December 1980, John Lennon was shot dead in New York. He was just 40 years old. The image above was taken on the 27th November 1966 outside a public lavatory on Soho’s Broadwick Street, and shows John playing London’s swankiest toilet attendant in a sketch for the BBC comedy show, ‘Not Only But Also‘.
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Lennon was twelve years older than me, so would have been 76 now, if he hadn’t been killed. Somehow, I get the feeling he wouldn’t have changed at all.
I think you’re right, Pete 🙂 Hope you had a lovely Christmas and best of luck for 2017.
Nice photo. I have just finished 3 days filming in my old Fairway taxi for STV, TV film called the Lost Album. The film covers the split up of the Beatles and the songs that would have been on it. Did some shots in Poland Street and Berwick Street, just around the corner from Broadwick Street. Graham the cabbie.
Thanks for the comment, Graham. I’ll keep an eye out for the film… be lucky 😉
John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (born John Winston Lennon; 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer and songwriter who co-founded the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. With fellow member Paul McCartney, he formed a celebrated songwriting partnership.
Thanks for that glimpse of that great man John Lennon. I love the songs of the beetles too sad he was shot 😦
Beatles not Beetles…just thought I’d point that out mirror man
Thanks, don’t know how that spelling error passed me by 🙂