In Tribute to Chorlton’s Harry Goodwin

 

Harry in 2009 with the then Lord Mayor Alison Firth

Harry in 2009 with the then Lord Mayor Alison Firth

Harry Goodwin, who died last week, was Chorlton born and bred.

Born in 1924 Harry rose to prominence for his photography work for Top of the Pops.

He first photographed The Beatles performance at the Manchester Apollo in 1963 which started a strong relationship between him and the band. So strong in fact that Sir Paul McCartney phoned Harry at Trafford hospital during his prolonged illness.

In 2007 Yoko Ono unveiled a permanent exhibit of Harry’s photos at John Lennon airport. An exhibition of his work was held earlier this month at The Lowry.

In 2009 Harry Goodwin received the lifetime achievement award from the Lord Mayor of Manchester and former Withington Liberal Democrat Councillor Alison Firth.

Harry was well known and often seen around  Chorlton and he will be sorely missed. Here is a collection of some of his work.


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