Posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 4:16 PM
The V&A Victoria Albert Museum in London is showing vintage photos of Harry Goodwin at an exhibition called My Generation: The Glory Years of British Rock. Alwyn Turner has put together a book with 250 duotone images which is sold through the V&A Museum shop.
Top of the Pops was launched by the BBC on New Year's Day in 1964, and went on to become the longest-running TV show in British history. On that night the Rolling Stones were the opening band; the photographer was Harry Goodwin. This display brings together 200 of Harry Goodwin's most striking and memorable photographs, from a shocked Bob Dylan (temporarily blinded by Harry's flash in punishment for grumpiness) to a dramatic shot of Jimi Hendrix playing the guitar with his teeth. These images capture the mood and style of the 60s and 70s, and the impact of its musical stars. They celebrate those who are still actively part of the contemporary music scene and those who are remembered with veneration and affection. As the show's resident photographer from 1964 to 1973, Harry Goodwin's unique collection of photographs remembers them all.
Victoria & Albert Museum
My Generation: The Glory Years of British Rock
30 April – 24 October 2010
Theatre and Performance, Room 104
Photo: Harry Goodwin