Over 50 years ago, The Beatles introduced the band Grapefruit, newly signed to Apple Publishing, to the media with a party at London’s Mayfair Hotel. Alec Byrne took this intimate photo of John Lennon at this event. It is featured in Byrne’s incredible book London Rock: The Unseen Archive, and 20/20 is privileged showing this capture complete with its film frame rails intact noting it is likely our favorite rock-related photo book ever. I strongly suggest visiting alecbyrnearchive.com in order to peruse many of the other images and a shopping spree at Amazon in order to pick up a copy of the book. Signed copies are available from Byrne’s website. Our readers noted John Lennon as the top eyewear icon in 20/20 a few years ago, and this wonderful exclusive portrait is testimony to that accolade
–James J. Spina
Predating the powerful impact that men’s classic eyewear will have on opti-style trends, 20/20 debuts a Modern Man special edition, Glasses Required, with a unique B&W image photographed by Publisher Marc Ferrara’s son Michael Dylan Ferrara. The full 20/20 Modern Man initiative wins min’s Integrated Marketing Award, beating out heavy hitters Rolling Stone magazine and numerous consumer publications.