Vintage Rock

Vintage Rock magazine are running an illustrated feature on photographer Brian Smith, which is great publicity for our upcoming Blues photo book Boom Boom Boom Boom.  They have requested a batch of photographs, though as yet we are not sure what they will use.  We will post more details when we know the issue date.

In the meantime here is a photograph which Brian most certainly did not take!  It shows him back-stage meeting Little Richard at a show in Manchester in the early 60s.  Although Brian went along to snap the musicians, he was a big fan and if the chance to be recorded for posterity with one of the stars came up, he and his friends would take turns with the camera.  So we don’t know who took this,  but it’s one of those magic moments a lot of people would be happy to have experienced.  There are a couple more shots of Brian with the stars on the site.  It just leaves one question, who knitted that jumper?

Little Richard and Brian Smith, Manchester

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