1980:

Why!, WHY! is Miss Tammy so giving?, so generous that she likes to spoil her readers?. That’s me really, i could be cloistering these gems, but it’s all about niceness, and spreading the joy with me, i’m a born giver, some like to take, i like to give .. it’s in my nature. So, here we have a GOOOOOOOORGEOUS new snap of Jock McLennon in 1980.

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25 Responses to “1980:”

  1. Tammy says:

    Had to repost this, the previous post had a glitch with the comments.

  2. lizzie says:

    fab couple – i love it!

  3. Vince says:

    Always great to come across a previously unseen 1980 photo of John. I think this is the same day John and Yoko took a pic with David Geffen. Thanks Tammy as always:)

  4. Chris says:

    I always love seeing photos of John from 1980. I still get frustrated that I came so close to meeting him but it never happened.

  5. Beatlemark says:

    I’ve always wondered….how did he see in the dark with these glasses on? They are prescription glass right? He never took them off it seems.

  6. A different Jennifer says:

    I may be in the minority, but John was SOOOOO handsome to me in 1980 (ok, most every year). There is just something so classic and urbane about his look. I love it. Love this pic. Yoko has great bone structure. They just look cool.

  7. A different Jennifer says:

    Thank you for this Tammy!!! Your site rocks!

  8. Cara says:

    Ta, luv. A wonderful gift for Chrimble indeed!!

  9. His hairstyle here is almost back to the moptop fab days… Looking good!

  10. Pete F. says:

    Ahh the joy of discovering a previously unseen photee!

    I would venture this is one of a series of photos taken that day by my friend Michel. He also took a few with J&Y and David Geffen. Then he handed his Nikon to someone (Geffen I believe) and got a pic of himself with the cool couple. Miss Tammy put that one up here a few months back: http://beatlephotoblog.com/photos/2011/04/55.jpg

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

  11. James says:

    Ive seen this picture afew time now and cant figuree out why it looks like a painting or something, yoko looks real enough but John looks unreal, I only mean in terms of the image quality, the picture is a great one still but why does it look unreal?

  12. Rolo says:

    I think it look like a painting because of the high ISO that the photographer used to take this picture. It was indoors and not too much light, so a high ISO has to be used and that creates noise.

  13. Jema says:

    I agree with “A different Jennifer” – John was hot in 1980 along with every other year.This is a nice picture.

  14. Ishie says:

    John, 1980 …. excited … content …happy … handsome. That is how I will always remember him. By all accounts from interviews at the time, he had found peace with himself, his music, his marriage & fatherhood. He was looking ahead with great optimism and the demons of the past were replaced by warm memories. It is comforting to know this yet makes me miss him all the more for what might have been.

  15. A different Jennifer says:

    Ishie: what a beautiful thing to say.

    I adore John in 1980 (and every other year as well really), and his refreshing outlook on everything and the warmth he radiated will always be the foremost things in my mind when I remember his last year. Aside from the beautiful music and how he was looking so GQ all the time of course.

  16. HoneyPie says:

    I adore John in 1980 as well. Everything seemed so perfect, his fatherhood, his comeback… makes me miss him even more.

  17. James says:

    I was in liverpool a few days back and popped into the white star pub where they used to have a few beers on occassions as they did at the grapes, the place is so little and has allsorts of thinbgs you can easily bump into, I wonder how John got on in those days after a few beers and no glasses on, Im sure he usually had them on but I can imagine him banging into everything!yeah he liked his shaded glasses, Im sure he could see everything!

  18. James says:

    John looks so great here

  19. A different Jennifer says:

    I never asked. When was this picture taken in 1980?

  20. Pete F. says:

    @diff Jennifer
    Late summer 1980, August or September if memory serves

    Happy Goo Year!

  21. Since 1963 says:

    2 weeks without a blog from Tammy. I am getting withdrawal symptoms. Seriously!!!

    (Actually, not serious at all G. Enjoy you summer vacation. :) )

  22. A different Jennifer says:

    Thanks Pete F.!

  23. Kwai Chang says:

    ha ha ha
    (now, I get it!!!)
    insects don’t bug me…yeah, yeah, yeah they do
    like…the one flea said to the other flea:
    “hey, you wanna walk…or should we take a dog???”
    I can hear the hum of the lovely L.S.BumbleBee
    I’m cooked…gimme more(Cook&Moore)
    buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzed!!!…that’s all
    ‘cept to wish you all a Very New Year!!!
    You’re welcome….
    (what?)
    no…those don’t seem like withdrawals to me…
    I feel fine
    (back to norbal)

  24. lizzie says:

    ishie, i love what you wrote on 12/29! and thank you for the link dbjorgo – i don’t think i’d heard that particular version before. i miss new posts too but am glad miss tammy is enjoying the sun! be well, everyone.

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