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Monday, 5 September 2011

Kenwood: master bedroom, December 1968.

John caught napping in the master bedroom at Kenwood in December, 1968 (and in its own way, a more intimite shot than some other more obvious contendahs).
Compare with the black and white pic previously on here:

Some more similarly first-rate shots have been shoved under my nose this evening, and they'll be on here in good time.
Sir Thom, I thank ye once more...


  1. good lord, my heart just skipped a beat here... i had never seen this photo nor any other similar to it. please put a warning sign next time so semi-old ladies like me don't have a heart attack while checking this blog, my dear kenwoodlennon! thanks for brightening up my evening!

  2. Wow, what an intimate picture. I assume it could only have been taken by Yoko. He fell asleep with his glasses on.

  3. On the one hand, it's a bloke having a kip. But it's also another verbatim slice of Kenwood life and a further example of John and Yoko's Life As Art err...thing. I could witter on, but, you'll be relieved to hear, won't.

  4. i often fall asleep with my glasses on...

  5. Yes I agree with Lizzie. You need a warning because you made me go into a fit as well. I often doze off with my glasses on as well...

  6. actually, the photo looks like one from a series taken by Susan Wood from Look magazine in Dec 68 on a cover story about John & Yoko. Great article about their lives just then. This photo is, I believe, previously unpublished, but he is wearing the clothes from that day.

  7. Spot on - it is by her, as are the others.

  8. We used a couple of Susan Wood's shot in Beatles 365 Days. There were just a few in Getty's archive- however she has been generous to share many more on her website.