Photo: Alec Byrne

Although Elton John topped our Eyewear Icon listing a few years ago when we polled our 20/20 readers, I’ve always felt that when it came to style, attitude and a true sense of personal identity, John Lennon lead the way with his wired, circular specs for both Rx eyewear and sunwear. With that in mind and on face, we dedicate both of our September 20/20 issues to rock’s finest working glass hero… John Lennon.

Visit in order to peruse many of the other images by Byrne and also have a look at his book London Rock with its rich treasure of rock and pop culture captures. In a future issue, we’ll be detailing more info about this incredible book and the pioneering photographer Alec Byrne. 

–James J. Spina