The Two Kings of the British Invasion: Vintage Photos of John Lennon and Mick Jagger That Show Just How Close Their Friendship Was

The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, are arguably the two most profound British Rock & Roll bands to come to the U.S. as part of the 1960s British Invasion. John Lennon was arguably the leader of the Beatles as was Mick Jagger with The Rolling Stones. This assortment of historical images of John Lennon and Mick Jagger really show you just how close their friendship was.

1966.
John Lennon and Mick Jagger, 1974.
1972.
Mick Jagger, John Lennon and May Pang during American Film Institute Salute to James Cagney at Century Plaza, 1974.
John Lennon and Mick Jagger at Paul’s Cavendish Avenue in London, 1967.
Mick Jagger, John Lennon and Yoko Ono. New York City, 1972.
Mick Jagger, John Lennon and Yoko Ono. New York City, 1972.
Mick Jagger, John Lennon and Yoko Ono. New York City, 1972.
Mick Jagger borrows a Rolls Royce from John Lennon for a scene in the Nicolas Roeg film Performance, 1968.
Mick Jagger visits EMI Studios while the Beatles are recording “Revolver”, 1966.
John Lennon and Mick Jagger go shopping in Portobello Rd, 1966. The main picture shows (left to right) Chrissie Shrimpton, Mick Jagger and John Lennon with his wife Cynthia.
Mick Jagger and John Lennon at Our World broadcast from Abbey Road Studios, 1967.
John Lennon and Mick Jagger during American Film Institute Salute to James Cagney at Century Plaza Hotel, 1974.
John Lennon and Mick Jagger in The Rolling Stones’ Rock and Roll Circus film, December 1968.
John, Sean and Yoko with Mick Jagger at MSG Circus, April, 1977.
John Lennon, Keith Richards & Eric Clapton in The Rolling Stones’ Rock and Roll Circus.
John Lennon and Mick Jagger, 1968.
Mick Jagger and John Lennon, 1974.
John Lennon and Mick Jagger, Rock and Roll Circus, 1968.
18th April 1967. Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Mick Jagger at Cavendish Avenue with interviewer Stuart Kendall.
Mick Jagger, John Lennon and May Pang during American Film Institute Salute to James Cagney at Century Plaza, 1974.
John playing the song Too Many Cooks (Spoil the Soup) with Mick and Jesse Davis, 1972. John ended up producing the song for Mick.
1964

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