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Kristin Booker • September 26, 2012

Stylish Event Listing: The Barrie Wentzell Rock and Roll Photography Exhibition at Morrison Hotel Gallery

Jimmy Page, shot in 1970 by Barrie Wentzell. Photo ©Barrie Wentzell/courtesy of The Morrison Hotel Gallery

“Hey, Kristin,” you say. “Whatcha doin’ this weekend?”

Why, I’m glad you asked. I’m going to be heading to The Morrison Hotel Gallery to be one of the first to check out Melody Maker: The Best Years 1965 – 1975 – The Photography of Barrie Wentzell here in Manhattan. As a longtime fan of rock photography and rock and roll (and as a budding photographer myself), I have to check out one of the legends in action. All photos within this post will be shown at the exhibit are from the renowned Melody Maker resident photographer and will highlight forty (40) pieces from his extensive vault of snaps of some of the greatest in rock and roll history.

Jimi Hendriz at the Wobern Festival in 1968, shot by Barrie Wentzell. ©Barrie Wentzell/courtesy of The Morrison Hotel Gallery

He got his start from a chance encounter with Diana Ross and has toured with Led Zepplin. He’s shot Elton John, Louis Armstrong, Jimi HendrixLittle Richard, Bob Dylan and Aretha Franklin just to name a few and I want to be front and center to see what he and The Morrison Hotel Gallery have decided to showcase.

Elton John and legendary writing partner Bernie Taupin in 1970 at Hampstead Heath. ©Barrie Wentzell/courtesy of The Morrison Hotel Gallery

If you want to check out the exhibition, it’s open to the public starting this Friday, September 28th and will run through October 21st. I know I plan on checking this out. I hope you will as well. Rock on, peeps.

Eric Clapton at home in 1969. ©Barrie Wentzell/courtesy of The Morrison Hotel Gallery

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2 Responses to Stylish Event Listing: The Barrie Wentzell Rock and Roll Photography Exhibition at Morrison Hotel Gallery

  1. alisa lafargue says:

    I am a Jimmy Page fan. I love Jimmy Page. Jimmy Page got a body like a God . Jimmy Page is hot. Jimmy Page is handsome. This is my favorite picture of Jimmy Page in 1970.

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