Using our various social media channels, we’ve been sharing a proportion of the images of the British Blues Exhibition collection. Over time, we will probably share one out of five of our exhibits online. Here are a few of the exhibit images shared recently. The images above show (from left to right, starting with the top row) an original 45rpm single by The Rolling Stones, Get Off My Cloud; a copy flyer for The Bromel Club with acts such as The Who and Chris Farlowe appearing in the 1960’s; a 2014 edition of Blues In Britain magazine with King King; an 8-track cartridge of Cream Live; a copy of Sounds magazine with Paul Kossoff and Back Street Crawler; a John O’Leary (Savoy Brown, Sugarkane, The Downliner Sect) Hohner Marine Band harmonica; a lyric sheet by Otis Grand amended by Curtis Salgado; and (some of) Chris Barber’s trombone donated to the exhibition. A lot more will follow in due course. That social media we mentioned?
Harmonica maestro Paul Lamb (above) is the first Curator announced by the British Blues Exhibition.
Aspects of the British Blues Exhibition will have Curators with particular relevant experience and expertise. The role of a Curator will be to help build relevant content in the British Blues Exhibition and to act as a spokesman in their field of knowledge.
Paul, who has been a highly respected part of the British and world Blues scene since the 1960’s, is a firecracker of a performer, with his band Paul Lamb and the Kingsnakes. He has already spoken on the American Music On The Couch broadcast for the Exhibition in 2015.