John Lennon And Paul McCartney Last Photo Together

This last known photo of John Lennon and Paul McCartney together was taken by John Lennon’s girlfirend May Pang at the Louis B. Meyer/Peter Lawford Santa Monica house Lennon was renting March 29, 1974.


The photo was included in Pang’s book of photographs, Instamatic Karma, which was published in 2008.

Instamatic Karma John Lennon Paul McCartney Lasy Photo

Besides the candid personal portraits, the book contains some historically important photographs, such as Lennon signing the official dissolution of The Beatles partnership, as well as the aforementioned last known photograph of Lennon and McCartney together.

John Lennon Paul McCartney Last Photo Together

Here’s another great photo of John and Paul taken that day with The Who’s Keith Moon in between them.  The photo was part of a collection of Moon’s memorabilia auctioned off in 2000.

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Here’s another photo of Moon from the same day with pal Peter ‘Dougal’ Butler with Lennon (back facing camera) talking to Paul & Linda in the background.

John Lennon Paul McCartney Last Photo Together Santa Monica 1974 Keith Moon Harry Nilsson

Pang answered some questions about the meeting…

How did the final Lennon-McCartney photo come about?

“It was during the Harry Nilsson sessions. He had popped in (the studio) the night before. . . . The next day, Paul came over with Linda and kids in tow. Everybody’s just hanging out at the Santa Monica beach house. Everyone’s just talking, just relaxing.”


Were you at that studio jam the night before?

“I was playing tambourine with Mal Evans. . . . All of a sudden I looked up and said, “Paul?” John turned around and said, “Oh, hello, Paul.” It was like they’d seen each other just the night before.  John hadn’t seen him in a couple of years at that point.  Then Paul’s heading to the drums; he just went to Ringo’s drum kit and started to jam.  Stevie Wonder happened to drop by.  Stevie’s on the electric piano, Linda’s on the Hammond B3. . . . Everybody was just hanging out and jamming.”

Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr John Lennon Lost Weekend Last Photo

When Lennon decided to produce Harry Nilsson’s Pussy Cats album, he thought it would be a great idea to have everyone who was working on it living under one roof.  The house was owned by the actor Peter Lawford who bought it from Louis B. MayerLawford continued the tradition by hosting fellow Hollywood luminaries as well as his brothers-in-law, John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy.  Allegedly, Marilyn Monroe had been a frequent visitor, which greatly piqued John Lennon’s interest.

Here’s the house…

625 Palisades Beach Road
Santa Monica, CA 90402

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Pang remembers that she and Lennon took the master bedroom, and when he first saw it, he said, referring to JFK and Monroe.

 “So, this is where they did it”

The other five bedrooms were occupied by Keith Moon, Harry, Klaus Voormann (bass player/artist who had designed the cover for The Beatles album Revolver) and the library, complete with an official portrait of President Kennedy on the wall, was converted into a bedroom for Ringo Starr.

John Lennon & Ringo Starr Last Photo Together

John Lennon & George Harrison Last Photo Together


  1. That is a really great photo of John and Paul.

  2. says:

    John was always a rather trusting individual. Seems like Ringo forced his way in though, by all the removals stated and he was staying there. I wasn't aware any of these had been American citizens.

  3. Rodney says:

    Nice to see this, puts to rest claims john and paul "hated" each other… of course they didn't, but some fans will want to belive this no matter what.

  4. Barb says:

    Interesting to note that he was closest to Paul and Julian when he was on the outs with Ono. And the tension was re-established when he went back to her.

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  6. Fusejockey says:

    There really was a bond among John, Paul, George Harrison, Ringo & George Martin – the five main musical creators. Everybody else was support for the Beatles Music…

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