Charles Ley Photographer 1926 – 2013

By January 7, 2013 January 16th, 2013 Will Carleton

John Lennon in bed with Yoko Ono at the Hilton Hotel Amsterdam, March 1969
© Charles Ley/Mirrorpix

Charles Ley Daily Mirror Staff Photographer seen here with his trusty Rolleiflex camera. 22nd January 1970 © William Robson/Mirrorpix

Daily Mirror Photographer Charles Ley seen here with a telephoto lens attached to his camera 15th January 1962 © Staff/Mirrorpix

Mirrorpix have sent these images of Charles Ley, a Mirror staff photographer for 40 years -retired in 1980- who has died at the age of 87. (3rd Jan)
Charles took the famous picture of John Lennon and Yoko Ono during their “bed-in for Peace” -above top- in the Amsterdam Hilton in 1969.
More images by Charles during his time at the Mirror Newspaper can be found here

Thanks to Mel, Ferg & John at the Mirrorpix archives for sourcing the images on this article.
Find more on Charles’s life here at Press Gazette