HARRY GOODWIN

MANCHESTER PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE BEATLES
OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER AT BBC DICKINSON ROAD TOP OF THE POPS

Born in Manchester in the 1920’s, Harry Goodwin started his
working life in his father’s bookmaking business.

Having served in the armed forces during World War 2,
Harry’s passion for photography took over his life.

In 1964 when the BBC started to film ‘Top Of The Pops’ from it’s
Manchester studio on Dickenson Road, Didsbury, Harry was the photographer.

He continued until 1973 and photographed some of the most
famous and successful stars in the music industry:

Muhammed Ali
The Beatles
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Ringo Star
George Harrison
Shirley Bassey
The Beach Boys
David Beckham
The Bee Gees
David Bowie
Cher
Neil Diamond
Ken Dodd
Freddie and the Dreamers
The Dave Clark Five
Billy Fury
Aretha Franklin
Jimmy Hendrix
The Hollies
Michael Jackson
Brian Jones
The Kinks
Lulu
Freddie Mercury
Otis Reading
The Rolling Stones
The Searchers
Dusty Springfield
Sandie Shaw
Tom Jones
T-Rex
Scott Walker
The Walker Brothers
Paul Weller
…and many more!


He toured the U.K. with the leading artistes of the day, and later went on to photograph many boxing and soccer superstars, including the legendary Muhammad Ali. mainframe

Harry also became a famous face on the beauty Queen circuit and photographed
many or the world’s most beautiful females.

His work is still very much in demand, the recent Top of the Pops book (1964 –2002) published by the BBC, contained many of Harry’s photographs.

His agents in London and New York are constantly requested to supply
Harry’s shots for newspaper and magazine articles.

Although now nearly 80 years old Harry is fit and well and enjoying his new found noteriarity. He is constantly in demand to attend concerts and
shows by many of the people his has photographed.

A small selection of his work is displayed in the Dawsons Music Store in
Portland Street, Manchester.

Check out Harry's website (see links page)

thebeatlesinmanchester. co.uk is hoping to interview Harry in the near future regarding his career and photographing The Beatles in Manchester!

 

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