Archive for the ‘Stories of artists’ Category

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 …

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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 …

The ’60s:               50 years later:         Photos: Pinterest & PetulaClark.co.uk In 2016, Petula released a new CD, “From Now On”, elegantly celebrating a lifetime of music. At 83, she also toured UK to promote her new album. Here is the amazing song and breathtaking video:   Read More …

Santa baby, slip a sable under the tree for me Been an awful good girl Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight. 1. Concert tickets @ Diana Ross           2. Steven Tyler – Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Memoir           Read More …

When filming “Help!”, on March 13th 1965, the Beatles flew out to Salzburg, Austria to begin filming the film’s Alpine section. The Austrian scenes were filmed at Obertauern, where the band stayed for 10 days.                                             Read More …

Ian Dury and the Blockheads sung about Sex and drugs and rock ‘n’ roll and it became a phrase synonymous with the stars of the genre. The hard hitting, fast paced music reflected or dictated the way of living of those who sang it and would enable them to create the mystique and the image   Read More …

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After I’ve heard for the first time “Forget Him”, Bobby Rydell instantly reached a top place in my ’60s favourite daydreaming playlist. His strong velvety voice is tender and emotional, like a warm comforting embrace given to his listeners. After I’ve seen for the first time Allan Slutsky’s “Standing in the Shadows of Motown”, it became the documentary I can watch over and over again and still   Read More …

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