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There are few musicians when thought of in reflection after death can immediately evoke an emotional reaction. John Lennon’s passing had that visceral marked moment in time as a great one who left too soon. Lennon was born in Liverpool in 1940 and was killed outside his New York apartment home in 1980.
Presented is a cool piece of pop culture. It is a candid photo of John Lennon wearing multiple pairs of glasses. His glasses helped to shape Lennon’s public identity. The near-sighted Lennon didn’t wear glasses during his early years with the Beatles. He said he had a more difficult time playing the guitar as a result. Due to poor vision and perhaps a bit of inspiration from Buddy Holly (who made glasses look cool), Lennon accumulated dozens of glasses for function and style. Like the photo, he sported different styles of frames (i.e. gold, silver, aviator, Wayfarers). They had tinted or clear lenses and he went with a more oval shape as his style aged forward with the generation.
The 8×10 photo of Lennon taken from a digital archive is from a limited edition (#1/25) and a high quality modern image on Kodak Professional Endura paper. These rare prints were discovered when Capital Records famous headquarters building in Hollywood was being downsized to covert several floors into apartments. Originally shot for the album package and ad campaign for Lennon’s 1974 LP Walls And Bridges. The album package features strips from several face poses that overlay in different combinations, many of the full faces have never been published. Please note, that there is no stamping on the back and the photo is in a matte (11×14). Overall, a tremendous image of a music icon.