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SUMMER & THE 60's..

19 August - 23 September 2012

 

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Bill Hart: July 2012

 

 

 

SUMMER AND THE 60s

By Bernie Fullalove

 

 

 

Curator Bernie Fullalove with Yvonne Robins - Learning & Access Officer in The Haworth Art Gallery, Accrington after taking delivery of a 1967 Ludwig Super Classic drum kit - donated by yours truly!

 

  Launched in true Rock 'n Roll style the opening ceremony last night was greeted by a packed house and it was standing room only. The ones who managed to squeeze inside were treated to a nostalgic live music show performed by local bands The 60s Gems and Jurrasic Park, so called - say's their lead singer - because their line-up is full of dinosaurs!

 

The 60s Gems

 

 

Jurassic Park being introduced by a 60's Mod dressed as

striking Carnaby Street fashionista.

 

  Several rooms are dedicated to the exhibition which includes a vast amount of 60's classic memorabilia. Special exhibits include a Vox amplifier, used by The Beatles George Harrison when recording their ground breaking Album 'Revolver', and the damaged neck of a guitar once played by Jimmy Hendrix. Local bands are well represented too, many of whom are featured in these Lanky Beat pages. Amongst the many guests were the Mayor and Mayoress of Hyndburn, Steve Chappels author of 'Going Down t'Imp' and Bill Hart - author of Lanky Beat website and book.

 

The Haworth Art Gallery: The magnificent fac'ade.

The Haworth also hosts a unique collection of 'Tiffany' Glassware.

 

Yvonne Robins gladly accepts Bill Hart's presentation of Lanky Beat - The Book, as a donation to The Haworth Art Gallery, along with one each, now at The Wigan Museum and Preston's Harris Museum and Library. The book is to be located here permanently and can be used for historical reference purposes.

 

 

 

'My thanks Bill'- Bernie and 'Till we meet again' - Yvonne

 

 

 Bill Hart: July 2012

 

 

 

This is Hazel Jones - sister of Davy of The Monkees..

 

 Bernie Fullalove presents Hazel with a bunch of flowers before she went on later to cut her birthday cake..

On her birthday - a double celebration. Today The Haworth Art Gallery welcomed a very special visitor to their midst. Here was sister Hazel to pay a special tribute to her late brother Davy Jones of world famous 60s pop group The Monkees. Hazel once toured extensively with the American based band, but with Davy being their only British born member, the roots of his connections back home were extensively Lancastrian - he was born in Lancashire; Openshaw, Manchester to be exact. However, the geography of his upbringing has no real consequence as he was in fact a national star before becoming  huge internationally. 

  Sadly, Davy passed away on the 29 February 2012, so today's day of days was always going to be heavily charged and highly emotional; and it delivered big style. Getting this tribute together so soon, was a remarkable human achievement and if tears flowed freely, then they were as was fitting as they were welcome.

  It was a privilege for me to meet Hazel and her family of Accrington and to see the wonderful memorablilia she has collected over the years on Davy's behalf. A heartwarming tribute to a real world-superstar - Unmissable! 

 

  Davy Jones Tribute Room

 

Bill Hart: August 2012

 

 

!NEW NEW NEW!

A TRIBUTE TO DAVY JONES & THE MONKEES

  

As part of the ‘Summer and the 60s’ exhibition, the Haworth Art Gallery is preparing a very special tribute to Davy Jones of the Monkees.

 

Davy Jones was born in Manchester on 30 December 1945 and became part of the phenomenally successful ‘The Monkees’ in 1966. Prior to this Davy had already appeared in ‘Coronation Street’ and ‘Z Cars’ on British TV and was very successful as ‘The Artful Dodger’ in ‘Oliver!’ on Broadway where he was nominated for a Tony award age just 14.

 

  His sister, Hazel and her family moved to Hyndburn and Davy made frequent visits to their home, causing crowds of fans to gather in their garden! Hazel and her family were fortunate to travel with Davy on many of his tours and have marvellous memories of the time ‘on the road’.

 

Sadly, Davy passed away on the 29 February this year and in tribute the Haworth Art Gallery is creating a special exhibition devoted to his life and work.

 

  Yvonne Robins, learning and Access Officer said, "Davy’s sister and nephew Hazel and Robert came to see me on Sunday 29 July, just after our ‘Summer and the 60s’ exhibition opened. Hazel kindly invited me to visit her at home to look through the masses of memorabilia she has of her amazing brother. We are honoured to be able to dedicate an exhibition room to his memory."

 

The Davy Jones exhibition room will be opened on Sunday 19 August at 12 noon in the presence of Davy’s family and the Mayor and Mayoress of Hyndburn and will be on show to the public until 23 September.

 

For more information contact Yvonne Robins, learning and Access Officer, 01254 233782

 

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