From the Beatles to Bowie at National Portrait Gallery

There’s no doubt that the ’60s were cool.  I wasn’t there, but there’s certainly plenty of photographic evidence to support it.

The  Beatles to Bowie: the 60s exposed exhibition launching October 15th at the National Portrait Gallery in London is a show and tell of some of the pop-star cool cats of Swinging London at the time.

David Bowie, 1966. Photo by David Wedgbury.
David Bowie, 1966. Photo by David Wedgbury.
The Beatles, 1964. Photo by Robert Whitaker.
The Beatles, 1964. Photo by Robert Whitaker.

The show includes 150 photographs and memorabilia from musical icons including The Beates, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks and Bowie. 

The photos are great examples of how music, image and fashion are intertwined.

The Who, 1966. Photo by Colin Jones.
The Who, 1966. Photo by Colin Jones.
Pink Floyd, 1967, cover of debut album Piper at the Gates of Dawn. Photo by Vic Singh.
Pink Floyd, 1967, cover of debut album Piper at the Gates of Dawn. Photo by Vic Singh.
David Bowie, 1969. Photo by David Bebbington, Retna Pictures.
David Bowie, 1969. Photo by David Bebbington, Retna Pictures.

Worth checking out, whether you are a mod, fashionista, muso or just a pop culture junkie.

Many of the snaps have not been displayed publicly before. The exhibition runs until next January.

While you are at the NPG, be sure to check out the photo ex of another ’60s icon: Twiggy.

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  1. urqnaller
    August 30
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    Thanks for that info. Will defo check this out!

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