Musical Portraits: Photographs and Reflections by Jan Persson

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Ajour, Sep 1, 2011 - Photography - 196 pages
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Based on the author's widely exhibited work, this sought-after photographic collection captures countless musical pioneers amid stunning European surroundings. Featuring both renowned and rare photos, the images portray rock legends such as the Beatles, Frank Zappa, the Doors, the Rolling Stones, Cream, the Grateful Dead, Patti Smith, Jimi Hendrix, and Neil Young. Timeless names from the world of jazz, soul, and rhythm and blues are also underscored, including Miles Davis, James Brown, Duke Ellington, Otis Redding, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, and Diana Krall. From Louis Armstrong in the Tivoli Gardens and David Bowie's travels by train to Bob Dylan in a Swedish hotel and Janis Joplin inviting her audience onstage, this compilation highlights an array of memorable moments, celebrating some of the most influential personalities in the history of popular music.

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About the author (2011)

Mia Fuglsang Holm is a freelance journalist who holds a degree from the Danish School of Media and Journalism. Jan Persson is a photographer whose work has been featured in newspapers and magazines for more than 40 years. He has contributed to DownBeat magazine, Melody Maker, and Rolling Stone.

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