Morrison Hotel Gallery celebrates 50th anniversary of rock’s golden age

Exhibition spotlights 1971

A half-century onward, Morrison Hotel Gallery looks back on the momentous time in music with 1971: The Golden Age of Rock & Roll, on view in New York City and Los Angeles from Thursday, October 28th through Thursday, November 18th. From the year’s most iconic album covers lensed by the likes of David Montgomery, Guy Webster and Ethan Russell to those photographers granted backstage access to the world tours and studio sessions that pushed the genre to its indulgent tipping point, 1971 celebrates the half-centennial of rock’s golden year hits through the lens of time-honored iconography.

The exhibit celebrates The Doors’ L.A. Woman, John Lennon’s Imagine, Janis Joplin’s Pearl, The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers, Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On, Joni Mitchell’s Blue, The Allman Brothers Band’s At Fillmore East, Little Richard’s The King of Rock and Roll, Dolly Parton’s Coat Of Many Colors, Carole King’s Tapestry, Led Zeppelin’s Led Zeppelin IV, The Who’s Who’s Next, Bob Marley & The Wailers’ Soul Revolution, David Bowie’s Hunky Dory, and more.

The list goes on, making the case for what experts, academics and casual fans alike have dubbed the most important year in rock and roll history and what celebrated music journalist David Hepworth pinpoints as “a huge explosion of creativity in a very short period of time.”

The exhibition opening reception is on October 28th from 6-9 pm in NYC at Morrison Hotel Gallery’s SoHo flagship location, 116 Prince St, 2nd Floor. Those who want to attend need to be fully vaccinated and RSVP. All current CDC guidelines will be followed.

MHG is the world’s leading brand in fine art music photography representing over 125 of the world’s finest music photographers and their archives. Their vast catalog of photography encompasses jazz, blues, and rock imagery spanning several generations through to today’s contemporary music artists and now includes iconic photographs in the world of celebrity and sports as well. MHG has a robust online presence, featuring over 100,000 images searchable by photographer, music artist, band or concert.

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