May Pang, John Lennon’s Lover
Candid Photos of Lennon Exhibition
At Robert Kidd Gallery in Birmingham
July 14th-16th, 2023
MAY PANG, JOHN LENNON’S LOVER DURING HIS “LOST WEEKEND” ERA TO SHOWCASE HER CANDID PHOTOS OF LENNON AT A SPECIAL THREE-DAY FREE EXHIBITION AT ROBERT KIDD GALLERY IN BIRMINGHAM, FRIDAY, JULY 14 – SUNDAY, JULY 16; ALL WORKS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE EXHIBITION ENTITLED “THE LOST WEEKEND: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF MAY PANG” COINCIDE WITH THE RECENT RELEASE OF THE FEATURE FILM DOCUMENTARY ON LENNON AND PANG “THE LOST WEEKEND: A LOVE STORY” MAY PANG TO APPEAR AT SHOW TO MEET AND GREET CUSTOMERS
Few people knew John Lennon as intimately as May Pang. Pang was Lennon’s lover during the infamous “Lost Weekend” which lasted 18 months during late 1973 through 1975. During this highly creative time for Lennon, Pang took candid photos of Lennon in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
A collection of these private photographs will be on display and available for purchase at Robert Kidd Gallery, 107 Townsend Street, Birmingham, MI on Friday, July 14 through Sunday, July 16.
Admission to the exhibit is free to the public and all works are available to purchase. See John as May saw him! May Pang will be in attendance at Robert Kidd Gallery, meeting customers and telling stories behind these amazing limited-edition photographs of John Lennon.
During the Lost Weekend, with May’s help, Lennon had his most artistically and commercially productive period post-Beatles—with the albums “Mind Games”, “Walls and Bridges”, which included his only #1 Hit Single “Whatever Gets You Through the Night”, “Rock and Roll” and collaboration with Rock legends Elton John, David Bowie, Harry Nilsson, Mick Jagger, and Ringo among others. Also, on that album Pang can be heard on the song “#9 Dream” where she whispers John’s name in the song. Another song on the album “Surprise, Surprise (Sweet Bird of Paradox)” was written about Pang.
Pang also encouraged Lennon to reconnect with his family and his friends, which ultimately led to a reunion with Paul McCartney and a memorable jam session between the two Beatles. Pang also arranged for Julian Lennon to visit his father for the first time in almost three years. One of Pang’s photographs of Julian Lennon graces the cover of Julian’s latest album entitled “Jude.”
Lennon also went into the studio with friend Harry Nilsson during this time and produced his album “Pussy Cats.” It was during this time that Pang rented a house in Santa Monica and moved in with Lennon and fellow partiers Ringo Starr, Keith Moon (The Who) and Harry Nilsson. Several photos from this time also appear in the exhibition. Other highlights of the exhibition include the only photograph that exists of John Lennon signing the contract to dissolve the Beatles as well as the last known photograph of John Lennon and Paul McCartney together from March 29, 1974. Both photographs have never been available to the public until now.