Beatle John Lennon & his wife Yoko Ono's personal assistant in the early 1970's was May Pang. May was working for the Beatles management company; ABKCO and hired from there by John & Yoko. On the advice & with the approval of Yoko Ono; John Lennon and May Pang became lovers from 1973-1975! According to legend; it was when Lennon was unhappy and unproductive; estranged from his family and band members. John Lennon is the most famously photographed Beatle, yet May Pang's beautifully sensitive photos capture a side of John we have never seen before. In May's book; "INSTAMATIC KARMA: Photographs of John Lennon"; www.instamatickarma.com, her photos show Lennon clowning around, working on his hit album "Walls & Bridges" & hanging out in their Manhattan apartment. "There were times I was a bit reticent in taking out my camera, like when some 'old friends' stopped by to hang out. I didn't want to intrude on these moments, but John insisted. He felt that I captured him in ways no one else did because of his comfort level with me...For years, only my closest friends got to see these photos-which were literally tucked away in a shoebox in my closet. They were surprised that these images did not convey the John that was portrayed in the press during our time together. In fact, they saw a side of John seldom seen" -May Pang. The book also contains the historically important photo of Lennon signing the ending of the Beatles partnership document. You may purchase copies of "Instamatic Karma" by May Pang at:
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