Legends of Rock ‘n Roll at the British Music Experience

The British Music Experience, presented by The co-operative has announced that it will be hosting two exhibitions this November which pay tribute to some of rock n roll’s greatest living legends, Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones.

The Dylan exhibition, entitled ‘Daniel Kramer: Photographs of Bob Dylan’ documents Bob Dylan’s metamorphosis from folk musician to rock-n-roll icon through the photography of noted American film director and photographer Daniel Kramer.

In addition to the Dylan exhibition, the British Music Experience joins The Rolling Stones, The O2 and the world in celebrating 50 years of iconic sounds though the exhibition entitled ‘Rip This Joint: The Rolling Stones 1972. Photographs by Jim Marshall.

Curated by Dave Brolan, this series of the late Jim Marshall’s portraits of the band during their monumental 1972 tour allows visitors a rare glimpse into life on the road. Marshall, who died in March 2010 at 74, was given unprecedented access to The Rolling Stones and is widely celebrated as a pioneer of music photography.

This collection captures both photographer and band at the height of their powers, not to mention the decadence, hedonism and glory that defined 70s rock. The 1972 tour, notorious for its wild parties, groupies and media circus, marked the moment that The Rolling Stones were crowned the greatest rock ‘n roll band ever.  From intimate shots of the band in the studio, to unbelievable glimpses of the backstage parties and iconic onstage images ­­– this exhibition is packed with never-before-seen material and offers a sterling look at one of the most inspirational bands of all time.

Both exhibitions capture and document extraordinary moments in our shared global cultural history, while offering intimate insight into some of the world’s greatest musicians, whose influences can still be seen today in popular British music and rock ‘n roll.

Daniel Kramer: Photographs of Bob Dylan will be at the British Music Experience from Monday 12 November 2012 to 3 February 2013.

Rip This Joint: The Rolling Stones 1972. Photographs by Jim Marshall will be at the British Music Experience from 12 November 2012 to 3 February 2013.

Admission to both exhibitions is included in the price of a ticket to the British Music Experience.  Tickets are £12 adults, £6 concessions, £8 students and are available at www.britishmusicexperience.com

 

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