This image shows Bob Dylan and John Lennon standing together.
An image showing John Lennon and Bob Dylan allegedly standing together has circulated on social media for years.
Misbar found that this viral image of Bob Dylan and John Lennon is a composite of two different images placed together with photo editing software. While Dylan and Lennon did meet a few times, they were only filmed together once. The only known footage of the two musicians together is in the back of a limousine while driving around London.
A reverse image search revealed that the John Lennon portion of the viral image is from a 1966 photo of Lennon standing backstage with Paul McCartney while on tour in Germany. The Bob Dylan part of the image is from a 1965 photo of Dylan standing in a London hotel.
The original Lennon photo was taken by photographer Robert Whitaker who photographed The Beatles on a number of occasions. Photographer Tony Gale was responsible for the original Dylan image. Tony Gale photographed several prominent musicians throughout the 1960s, including Keith Richards and Frank Zappa.