If you can remember the Sixties, they say you couldn’t have been there. But now you CAN be there, whatever your memories, for one whole month - courtesy of Eastbourne Under Ground Theatre.
Throughout April 2013, the theatre will be displaying, 'My Cool Sixties - The Exhibition', a set of photographs of iconic Sixties pop and rock stars. The Saturday morning onstage music in April will also come exclusively from that fabulous decade.
The exclusive photographs all feature in an autobiography, My Cool Sixties - Lennon, Jagger & The Rest, by former rock journalist Tony Norman, and have rarely been seen in public. Sixties stars featured will include the Who, the Stones, the Kinks, the Small Faces, John and Yoko, the Hollies, the Searchers and many more. One of the main photographers involved, Barry Norman, recalls taking pictures at cult Sixties TV show Ready, Steady, Go!
"RSG was the best music show on TV… ever," he says. "It was a thrill to be there at such an amazing time."
The exhibition will be open to the public every Friday and Saturday, from 10am until 4pm. Entry is free. Coffee and tea will be on sale throughout – sometimes with home-made cakes!
Tony Norman will be on stage at the Under Ground on the morning of the final day of the exhibition, Saturday April 27th, sharing his memories of growing up in 60's London as a rock writer and bass guitarist with Mod group The Rest. (www.mycoolsixties.co.uk) He’ll also be playing his own distinctive acoustic versions of some great Sixties songs, alongside Al Collins (harmonica) and Bruce Pont (percussion). The other My Cool Sixties Saturday morning concerts will feature Cornflower Blue & Friends (April 6th), The Botticellis (13th) and Shadows tribute band The Boys (20th).
As they used to say back in the day… be there or be square!