Halfway to Paradise: The Birth of British Rock, Photographs by Harry Hammond
Until Sun Mar 3 2013
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Time Out says
Posted: Tue Jul 24 2012
An exhibition of work by Harry Hammond, the East End-born music photographer who documented the emergence of Rock and Roll music in post-war Britain. The display, which gives an insight into changing musical tastes, features more than 60 portraits, behind-the-scenes and performance shots of singers and musicians in the 1950s and 1960s, including Roy Orbison, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday. Hammond also documented the development of music television in the 1950s and his coverage of entertainment shows of the era will also be on show. The display will be accompanied by a soundtrack of hit songs by the musicians featured in Hammond's portraits.