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West Bromwich celebrates 60s pop stars' visits

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: February 28, 2014

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AN Exhibition of Photography as part of Big Bear at 45 will be celebrated at Central Library West Bromwich from March 1 - 29.

The black and white photographs were taken by Jim Simpson and feature musicians and singers who performed in the West Midlands during the 1960s.

They include The Rolling Stones, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Nina Simone, John Lee Hooker, Rod Stewart, The Spencer Davis Group, the very first publicity shots of The Moody Blues and The Move and many more.

This collection represents an important part of this region's music heritage that is not available elsewhere, and is rarely seen.

With the exhibition as a backdrop, there will be a series of events that will not only satisfy any curiosity about what actually happened back then, but will also encourage and inform musicians and youngsters who aspire to be a part of the music business.

These events will take place on four Saturdays during March commencing the 8th. They will run from 12 noon until 1pm. Admission is free, everyone is welcome.

Librarian Sue Clark said they were really excited about holding the Big Bear 45 events and exhibitions in the library.

For more information please contact Central Library West Bromwich on 0121 569 4911

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