Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga might be the modern day top of the charts, but without the people in this exhibition it’s likely they’d never have gotten further than singing in the shower.
Rock of Ages is an exhibition at the Lowry Arts Centre in Manchester and charts a unique photographic record of the early days of rock n’ roll. The photos were taken by Harry Hammond who worked for the New Musical Express in the 1950s so got to see the stars before they really made it big.
Harry’s work was regarded as so important that the V&A in London acquired the entire work to ensure it remained a full collection. This is now on show at the Lowry in Salford, Manchester, and gives a unique look at stars such as The Beatles, Cliff Richard, The Rolling Stones and Dame Shirley Bassey.
For more details and to book tickets to the exhibition, see the Lowry Age of Rock exhibition web site.
The exhibition runs until the 10th April 2011.