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  • Some cool person had a photo up of their home, which for the life of me I can't find, which had a superb poster of London Calling, with Paul Simonon smashing up his bass on the wall. It is a superb image and as I became a Mod via The Jam who I considered Punk I would have no hesitation to have it on my wall.

    • Think that’ll be me then Michale. Seen in his shot along with the original Elvis Presley cover that inspired The Clash’s artwork.  Coincidentally, this interesting article about the photographer Pennie Smith turned up in The Guardian today. We had the same brain' – how Pennie Smith turned the Clash into icons

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      'We had the same brain' – how Pennie Smith turned the Clash into icons
      She photographed the biggest stars. But it was the Clash she clicked with. Pennie Smith relives their first explosive US tour – and reveals how she t…
    • Fantastic Steve.

    • Brilliant. Love the Elvis cover, too.

       

    • That's it Steve, cool pic, nice to add the Elvis inspiration and the Sandinista album too. Thanks for posting the article, think I'll have to try to get to the Smith exhibition.

       

    • The Clash: London Calling is at Museum of London

      from 15 November 2019 to Spring 2020. Entry is free

       


    • Small exhibition that crams a lot into a tight space and, on a rainy Monday afternoon, crammed a lot of people in too, felt a bit like the mosh pit at times. ;o)  Iconic photographs of an iconic band and a whole lot more; what’s not to like?

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      Evidently even The King approved.

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    • Cheers Steve, I'll pencil that in.

       

  • 3690550297?profile=RESIZE_930xI haven't bought any (yet!) but thought I'd give any of you who missed this a heads up.

    As part of its 80th anniversary celebrations, Blue Note Records has announced the launch of a new series of limited edition wall art.

    The series will celebrate the bespoke imagery of the label’s classic era with framed canvas prints in archival quality, presented in dynamic scale (22”x22”, 32”x32”, 42”x42”). The pieces will present the classic cover designs of Reid Miles and the photography of Francis Wolff.

    The titles on offer are:

    Art Blakey: Free for All
    Dexter Gordon: Gettin’ Around
    Dexter Gordon: GO
    Eric Dolphy: Out to Lunch
    Freddie Hubbard: Hub-Tones
    Grant Green: Green Street
    Hank Mobley: No Room for Squares
    Kenny Burrell: Midnight Blue
    Kenny Dorham:  Afro-Cuban
    Lee Morgan: The Sidewinder
    Sonny Clark: Cool Struttin’
    Thelonious Monk: Genius of Modern Music: Vol. 2

    The limited edition Blue Note wall art series is available now at both the Blue note store and the uDiscover store (US).

  • Original 1966 silver gelatin photograph of The Rolling Stones. This image went on to become the picture sleeve to Decca release.3641071829?profile=RESIZE_930x

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