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Halfway to Paradise: The Birth of British Rock Photography

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Halfway to Paradise: The Birth of British Rock Photography

Time: May 22, 2011 to June 19, 2011
Location: Cannon Hall Museum
Street: A635, follow the brown signs from J37 M1
Website or Map: http://www.barnsley.gov.uk/bg…
Phone: 01226 790270
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Cannon Hall Museum
Latest Activity: May 22, 2011

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Photographs by legendary photographer Harry Hammond celebrating the birth of British rock are part of a new exhibition now on show at Cannon Hall Museum, Barnsley.


From Tommy Steele to the Beatles, Shirley Bassey to Dusty Springfield, Hammond captured the emergence of British rock 'n' rollers. First circulated through the New Musical Express, his work set the standard for pop photography for following generations.

The exhibition comprises over 100 of Hammond's photographs which takes visitors back to the birth of British rock. It includes a great soundtrack and interactives which explore the music, musicians and fashions of the time.

It has been drawn from the from the V&A Theatre and Performance collections.

 

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