Tuesday, September 05, 2006

The Worcester (Massachusetts) Art Museum

Linda McCartney's Sixties: Portrait of an Era Opens at Worcester Art Museum

March 24, 2000 -
Dust off your tie-died shirts and love beads and experience the 1960s with Linda McCartney's Sixties:

Portrait of an Era, on view at the Worcester Art Museum from May 6 - July 2, 2000. You'll feel like you're traveling back to one of the most tumultuous periods of the 20th century after seeing photos of some of the greatest rock 'n roll stars of this defining decade and hearing their music playing throughout the gallery. This show will appeal to everyone who lived through the 1960s - and those who wish they had.

As the celebrated photographer and wife of former Beatle, Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney (1941-1998) chronicled the social and cultural history of the 1960s by photographing the decade's best-known musicians.

This exhibition presents approxi-mately 50 black and white and color photos that give an intimate view of the most memorable icons of rock 'n roll at recording sessions, rehearsals, back stage, on tour, and in concert.

You'll see Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Otis Reading, Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Bob Dylan, The Doors, the Rolling Stones, The Who, the Beatles, and other rock legends whose public performances and personal moments Linda McCartney captured in a way that only an "insider" could.

Linda McCartney began her career in 1966 by photographing the Rolling Stones and other young British and West Coast rock bands as they played in New York City. When the publishing world noticed her work, she was hired as the first staff photographer for Rolling Stone magazine. Her position with the renowned magazine gave her access to the biggest names in rock 'n roll history, and her photographs of the legendary stars who were shaping history at that time launched her career. In 1967, she was assigned to photograph the Beatles.

When she married Paul McCartney two years later, she had even greater access to the musical giants of this period. More

I will visit the museum. I hope to see the above if it is ever available again ...

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