Music 'Legends' in Preston exhibition

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Music fans are invited to visit a photographic exhibition of famous music legends from the 60s and 70s, taken by acclaimed photographer, Harry Goodwin.

The "Legends" exhibition is currently on display at the Museum of Lancashire, Stanley Street in Preston.

Known as 'The Star Maker', Harry Goodwin was the BBC's resident photographer for Top Of The Pops from 1964 until 1973.

During this time he took thousands of photographs which were used to illustrate the chart countdown. Goodwin worked on the show for nine years in both the Manchester and London studios.

The exhibition features black and white portrait stills of British and American music legends including Lennon, Dylan, Jagger, McCartney, Cher, Lulu, Elton John and Jimi Hendrix. The collection also features many previously unseen original photographs.

Harry Goodwin, now 83 years of age, said: "I've had a great life and met some wonderful people. But to me I'm just a working class lad who got lucky with a box camera. I'm delighted to have this exhibition in Preston as I'm a Lancashire lad and I'm proud of it."

John McGoldrick, curator of social history at The Museum of Lancashire for Lancashire County Council, said: "Most of Harry Goodwin's subjects are no strangers to big rock concerts and festivals - from The Rolling Stones in their famous Hyde Park concert and Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock.

"We think this exhibition will be interesting for all ages. We are hoping that the exhibition will appeal on a nostalgia basis to some of the older music fans coming to Preston or who live in Preston already, as well as to younger music lovers who appreciate some of the legends who have inspired a music generation and many of the big name artists today."

The Museum of Lancashire is open Monday-Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10.30am-5pm.

Admission £3, concessions and students £2, children free. For information call 01772 534075.

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