More popular than Jesus

More popular than Jesus
38 x 31cm
Mixed media on card. Acrylic double-tray-frame.

In 1966, John Lennon would meet Yoko Ono at the Indica Gallery, London for her exhibition ‘Unfinished Paintings And Objects’. That same year, he controversially suggested The Beatles were “more popular than Jesus”

American born, British-based folk recording artist Julie Felix became the resident singer on the popular BBC TV programme The Frost Report.

Steve McQueen starred in Nevada Smith, and The Sand Pebbles - for which he was nominated for Best Actor.

Roger Moore found worldwide fame, as he starred in The Saint. He would later sum up his acting ability “Left eyebrow raised, right eyebrow raised.”

Terence Stamp starred in Modesty Blaise, which was entered into the 1966 Cannes Film Festival. He also began a short relationship with Julie Christie, on the set of Far From the Madding Crowd. A signed photo of Stamp, in his 1962 breakthrough role as Billy Budd, presented to FAB’s grandmother Daisy James, reads “My first supporter. Best Wishes Terry”.

All artwork, text and images © James Straffon 2024.