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Beatles to Bowie - National Portrait Gallery

Exhibition preview

AN EXHIBITION entitled Beatles to Bowie: the 60s exposed will be on display at the National Portrait Gallery from Thursday, October 15, 2009 to Sunday, January 24, 2010.

The exhibition explores the leading pop music personalities who helped create ‘Swinging London’ in the 1960s. Bringing together 150 photographs, together with a range of memorabilia, it evocatively illustrates how image, music, fashion and performance combined to make these musicians the leading icons of their time and London the world’s most important cultural capital.

Highlighting key pop cultural figures from each year of this remarkable decade, the exhibition includes classic images of groups such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and The Who as well as early portraits of singers such as Cliff Richard, Billy Fury, Marianne Faithful, Jimi Hendrix and David Bowie.

National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE

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