MAY PANG, JOHN LENNON’S LOVER DURING HIS “LOST WEEKEND” ERA WILL MEET & GREET CUSTOMERS AT ADMISSION FREE EXHIBIT PHOTO EXHIBITION WHICH COINCIDES WITH THE UPCOMING RELEASE OF THE FEATURE FILM DOCUMENTARY ON LENNON AND PANG “THE LOST WEEKEND: A LOVE STORY” PREMIERING ON APRIL 13TH, 2023
ONE WEEKEND ONLY!
March 18 & 19, 2023 starting at 1:00pm
For tickets and information, visit citywinery.com/boston.
Phone # 617-933-8047
City Winery is located at 80 Beverly St, between Haymarket and North Station in Boston.
Few people knew John Lennon as intimately as MAY PANG.
Pang was Lennon’s lover during the infamous “Lost Weekend” which lasted 18 months during late 1973 through 1975.
During this highly creative time for Lennon, Pang took candid photos of Lennon in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
A collection of these private photographs will be on display and available for purchase at City Winery Boston on Saturday, March 18 from 1:00pm until 5:00pm and Sunday, March 19 from 1:00pm until 4:00pm.
The exhibition, entitled "THE LOST WEEKEND - THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF MAY PANG," coincides with the feature film documentary "The Lost Weekend: A Love Story" that premieres in theaters beginning April 13th.
Admission to the exhibit is free to the public and all works are available to purchase.
MAY PANG will be in attendance at City Winery Boston and signing copies of her fine art photographs for customers.
Billed as “a weekend that lasted 18 months and a love story that took 50 years to tell," ”The Lost Weekend: A Love Story" (from Iconic Releasing) explores the 18-month relationship (1973-1975) that John Lennon spent with MAY PANG, his Chinese American assistant turned lover (on Yoko Ono’s insistence and which she came to regret).
Advance tickets to the film premiere screening are on sale now at: https://www.thelostweekendtickets.com/?campaign=IconicYT.
Watch the trailer here:
With Pang's help, Lennon had his most artistically and commercially productive period post-Beatles—with the albums "Mind Games" and "Walls and Bridges" which included his only # 1 Hit Single "Whatever Gets You Through the Night," and "Rock and Roll" a collaboration with Rock legends Elton John, David Bowie, Harry Nilsson, Mick Jagger, Ringo Starr among others.
Pang can be heard on the song “#9 Dream” where she whispers John’s name in the song.
Another song, “Surprise, Surprise (Sweet Bird of Paradox),” was written about Pang.
Pang chronicles it all - revisiting her younger self, as a naïve 22-year-old experiencing her first unforgettable love.
Pang has published three books on her times with Lennon: "Loving John," "John Lennon – The Lost Weekend" and "Instamatic Karma" featuring photos from her private archives.
Pang also encouraged Lennon to re-connect with his family and his friends, which ultimately led to a reunion with Paul McCartney and a memorable jam session between the two Beatles.
Pang also arranged for Julian Lennon to visit his father for the first time in almost three years.
One of Pang’s photographs of Julian Lennon graces the cover of Julian’s latest album entitled “Jude.”
Lennon also went into the studio with friend Harry Nilsson during this time and produced his album “Pussy Cats.”
It was during this time that Pang rented a house in Santa Monica and moved in with Lennon and fellow partiers Ringo Starr, Keith Moon (The Who) and Harry Nilsson.
Several photos from this time also appear in the exhibition.
"THE LOST WEEKEND - THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF MAY PANG" exhibition will provide fans a rare opportunity to see John Lennon in a new light, through the lens of someone who knew him intimately during one of the most creative periods of his life.
Pang’s photos will be on display and available to purchase for two days only.
Check out the show and meet MAY PANG at City Winery Boston,80 Beverly Street, Boston, MA for two days only, Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19, 2023.
ABOUT THE SHOW
City Winery Boston Presents “THE LOST WEEKEND: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF MAY PANG”
Free Exhibit Open To The Public
A photographic exhibition and sale entitled "THE LOST WEEKEND - THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF MAY PANG" will feature candid photos of John Lennon and friends to coincide with the feature film documentary on MAY PANG and John Lennon’s relationship "The Lost Weekend – A Love Story" premiering on April 13th.
All Works Available for Purchase on Saturday, March 18th from 1pm - 5pm.
**At the Request of the Artist, Please Note Close-Up Photography of May's Artwork Is Not Permitted**.
Kevin T. Baldwin is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA)
ABOUT THE CITY WINERY BOSTON
80 Beverly Street
Boston, MA 02114617-933-8047