Archive for the ‘Stories of artists’ Category

The Pentagons are remembered for two 1961 hits, “To Be Loved (Forever)” – which peaked at number 48 nationally – and “I Wonder.” The original lineup featured Joe Jones, Carl McGinnis, Bill James, Otis Munson, and brothers Kenneth Goodloe (lead) and Ted Goodloe and formed in 1958 in San Bernardino, CA, northeast of Los Angeles.   Read More …

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The Hollies are an English pop/rock group best known for their pioneering and distinctive three-part vocal harmony style. The Hollies became one of the leading British groups of the 1960s (231 weeks on the UK singles charts during the 1960s, the 9th highest of any artist of the decade) and into the mid 1970s. It   Read More …

Once a normal wall, since the 1980s Lennon Wall has been filled with John Lennon-inspired graffiti and pieces of lyrics from Beatles’ songs. In 1988, the wall was a source of irritation for the communist regime of Gustáv Husák. Young Czechs would write grievances on the wall and in a report of the time this   Read More …

Amazing #9 Dream:   Playfully Starting Over:   Woman:   Oh My Love:

“Everybody thinks how great it must have been in the ‘60’s. Well, let me tell you – it was! I don’t think there will ever be anything quite like it again!” In his most recent book – “Almost Famous: Journey to the Summer of Love”, Alan Lee Brackett candidly presents the ’60s exactly as they were:   Read More …

What do Bob Dylan, Django Reinhardt, George Frideric Handel and the Beatles have in common? Jimi Hendrix. They and a selection of other great yet surprisingly diverse artists inspired the young virtuoso James Marshall Hendrix into becoming the most acclaimed electric guitarist of all time. Tracks like “Purple Haze”, “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” and “Hey   Read More …

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From the Sunset Strip to the White House and stadiums throughout the NFL, Jim Pons’ journey through rock and roll to filming professional football becomes a one-of-a kind spiritual autobiography. “Hard Core Love” connects the dots behind the scenes of Jim’s years with The Turtles, Frank Zappa and The New York Jets, all of which lead to   Read More …

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A collection of images of some of the most iconic people in the entertainment business goes on sale this April at Duke’s Auction House, Dorchester. The sale stars at 10am on April 13th with viewing on April 11th an 12th. The property of veteran picture editor John Halsall, the collection comprises a huge variety of   Read More …

Categories: News, Stories of artists

Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry died on Saturday, March 18th, at the age of 90.

Categories: News, Stories of artists

Starting tomorrow, Proud Galleries is pleased to present ‘The Beatles Unseen: Photographs by David Magnus’ a moving documentation of the legendary band’s phenomenal ascent by photographer David Magnus, who bore witness to some of their greatest moments. This exhibition, featuring many previously unseen photographs, is a fascinating and deeply candid insight into The Beatles during   Read More …

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