Jimi Hendrix

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week sees the opening of the latest exhibition from Rockarchive, at their London gallery in Shoreditch. The exhibition, entitled ‘Dylan & Hendrix’ is focused on the iconic photograph of Jimi Hendrix in his dressing room, thoroughly immersed in Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde songbook, the lyrics of which are widely regarded by critics as some of the greatest of all time. Hendrix went on to cover ‘All Along The Watchtower’ after the photograph and reworked the Dylan original with such success that the man himself changed his style of playing it and has remained doing so to this day.

The moment was captured by the photographer Colin N. Purvor, who immortalised some of the most iconic moments of the 60’s, on film including shots of the Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Pink Floyd amongst many others. He also penned articles for Beatwave Magazine, a publication connected with the pirate radio station Radio Caroline, the boat that rocked from international waters around the UK coastlines.

The exhibition features a number of other shots of both men from the Rockarchive collection. A must see…

Tues 6th – Sun 25th May 2014
Olympus Rockarchive Image Space Gallery, 199 Bishopsgate (entrance on Primrose Street), Broadgate, London EC2M 3TY