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Last photograph of Lennon.
3 October 2011
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What is the last picture or Lennon? Preferably something more like a headshot. I think I got close with this:

 

Here's Jonny!

 

If this is the one, is there a version without the text?

 

Thanks all! a-hard-days-night-john-5

3 October 2011
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Yoko used a picture of John after he had died in one of his music videos but i cant remember which one, im not going to post it. According to the Daily Mirror John Lennon (pic: Allan Tannenbaum)

 the photo on the left is from the last photo session as taken by Allan ­Tannenbaum.

 

However its written elsewhere that Annie Leibovitz took photos 5 hours before John was murdered.

 
comes from that session.

This one is certainly very similar to the one you posted Jackson but it looks to have very slight differences.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
4 October 2011
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Allan Tannenbaum has published a book of that photo shoot: "John and Yoko, a New York Love Story." I recommend it if this is a topic of interest to you.

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4 October 2011
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I'm pretty sure that's the one! Thanks!

4 October 2011
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Aww…He looks so serious (what? there isn't the math exercise anymore? I'm relieved.) 

4 October 2011
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Last photograph taken professionally? 

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5 October 2011
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meanmistermustard said:

Yoko used a picture of John after he had died in one of his music videos but i cant remember which one

It's in the "Woman" video – the side photo of Lennon's head looking skyward (from the back cover of "Imagine") dissolves into a similar head shot taken posthumously, inside a casket. A fairly chilling transition.

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5 October 2011
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Thanks Von. I wasnt going to look for what video it was considering the content.

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5 October 2011
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Lennon was taken to the Roosevelt Emergency Room of the St Lukes-Roosevelt hospital.

I was working in the Emergency Room of the St Lukes ER.

When Roosevelt called to say they had Lennon and he'd been shot, we thought, "too bad he wasn't brought here!"

We saw gun shot wounds every night and people rarely died.

Then they called back a few moments later and said he was dead.

The ER got all quiet.

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5 October 2011
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It would have been the worst possible nightmare to have been in the emergency room as John had no chance of survival.

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5 October 2011
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"Into the Sky with Diamonds" said:

Lennon was taken to the Roosevelt Emergency Room of the St Lukes-Roosevelt hospital.

I was working in the Emergency Room of the St Lukes ER.

When Roosevelt called to say they had Lennon and he'd been shot, we thought, "too bad he wasn't brought here!"

We saw gun shot wounds every night and people rarely died.

Then they called back a few moments later and said he was dead.

The ER got all quiet.

Oh wow, that's incredible.

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6 October 2011
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Actually the last photograph of Lennon ever taken, was him in a body bag in the NYC Morgue. An attendant sneaked and took the photo a few hours after Lennon arrived there. The next day he was cremated. The guy got $5,000 for the photo from the National Enquirer. I don't want to put it here as it could be pretty disgusting. a-hard-days-night-john-4

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7 October 2011
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This would have been one of the last ones taken (from earlier in the day, but after the Annie Leibovitz shoot I think).

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7 October 2011
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I think that photo was taken a few hours before John was killed; leaving the Dakota and going to the studios. Im not going to give the guy in the pic beside John the satisfaction of being named, forever he should remain unnamed receiving no attention to him as that was what he wanted.

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7 October 2011
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8A good decision. 

God, I really hate that photograph. It gives me the creeps.

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7 October 2011
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I remember the morgue picture being in either the Daily News or New York Post, so it should be retrievable.

Not really worth the effort in my opinion.

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7 October 2011
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I'd rather it wasnt posted, would be like seeing a family member and personally dont want to go there.

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8 October 2011
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I agree. It's out there if people want to look for it.

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9 October 2011
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Joe said:

This would have been one of the last ones taken (from earlier in the day, but after the Annie Leibovitz shoot I think).

This one scares me a little.a-hard-days-night-ringo-8a-hard-days-night-ringo-14a-hard-days-night-john-4

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9 October 2011
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Personally i'd rather this photo was never posted again, i dont want that guy to get any exposure at all.

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