Sunday, November 17, 2019

Early photographer of The Beatles, Terry O'Neill, dies


So soon after the death of Robert Freeman, another major photographer closely linked to the Beatles has also passed away.

Terry O'Neill, who died Nov. 16 at age 81, took many pictures of the group including shots of the band inside and outside of the EMI Studios at Abbey Road as the Beatles worked on their first British Number One single, "Please Please Me." He also took a famous shot of the Beatles and future British Prime Minister Harold Wilson in 1964.

Along with the Beatles, O'Neill photographed numerous other musicians, celebrities and newsmakers, including the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, Brigitte Bardot and Nelson Mandela. He was married to Faye Dunaway from 1983 to 1986.

The Guardian published an obituary here.

You can see a collection of O'Neill's Beatles photos here.



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