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Currently working on CD sessions for: Marcia Ball + design, Diana Jones, Colin Linden, Gary Nicholson,
plus several other photo sessions and video, including Black Mozart (Futureman). Also some live and recording studio sessions.
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DECEMBER 19
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART DEAD AT 69.

Old Grey Whistle Test - 1974 - photograph by Alan MESSER (©RexFeatures.com)
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DECEMBER 9
DAVE STEWART WAS FANTASTIC TONIGHT!

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DECEMBER 8
Remembering JOHN LENNON
9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980

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DECEMBER 4
Me photographed by Devon Eloise.

© Devon Eloise
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DECEMBER 3
CHARLIE LOUVIN

About to go on stage at The FooBAR.. Charlie is a classic old school performer
he seems to live for the stage and his music. His face is a delight to watch as the music plays.
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NEW RELEASE
OAK RIDGE BOYS - ICON

MCA/UNIVERSAL

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NOVEMBER 17
SHANE OWNBY RECORDING at CASH CABIN STUDIO

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NOVEMBER 12
JOHN FRANCIS - CD Release


JOHN FRANCIS (with John Carter Cash) - 'BETTER ANGELS' CD launch at The Basement, Nashville, Tennessee
singing, 'No One Gets Out Of Here Alive' co-written by John Carter Cash and John Francis.
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NOVEMBER 9
JACK PEARSON

3rd and Lindsley, Nashville, Tennessee
Jack Pearson is one of Nashville's best kept secrets. Great show with Reese Wynans on keyboards..
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NOVEMBER 7
TOOTSIES 50th ANNIVERSARY

WILLIE NELSON + KRIS KRISTOPHERSON
Tootsies Orchid Lounge, Nashville, Tennessee - 1982
This was the last day of the original Tootsies.
The charm of Nashville's historic downtown has been replaced by tourism and urban renewal.
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NOVEMBER 6
An interview with me, Alan Messer, appears in the new, The Man in Black - The Collection e.book
Click image to buy.

Front cover photograph by Me.
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CHARLIE LOUVIN HAS PANCREATIC CANCER
There was a benefit for his medical bills on Saturday.
OCTOBER 30
For more information go to Charlie Louvin.net
Charlie is a strong and positive man.
He held court, performed two sets and was honoured by Alison Kraus
performing her amazing renditions of Louvin Brothers songs.


NEW PAGE >Charlie Louvin<
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OCTOBER 22
WHATEVER GETS YOU THROUGH THE NIGHT

THE LONG PLAYERS performed JOHN LENNON'S, IMAGINE

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at the MERCY LOUNGE. Bobby Keys was on sax who played with Lennon.
It was a great show. Bobby Keys told Lennon stories backstage (they had been neighbours), then played his heart out on stage.

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JOHNNY CASH - SPIN MAGAZINE

Spin back - 25

The summer, according to CASH:
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Fairs, bikinis, dull TV, fishing, bikinis, barbecue sauce, boating and more bikinis."
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OCTOBER 13
HELP - HE'S ON THE PHONE!

Pug In Car, Nashville, 2010
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OCTOBER 12
SOLOMON BURKE
March 21, 1940 – October 10, 2010

performing at The Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, 2006
He was one of a kind.

Here's a wonderful performance of Solomon Burke: Valley of Tears with Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings.
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OCTOBER 9
JOHN LENNON
9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980

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John Lennon should have been 70 today.
The bloody gun is still legal and war is not over. Peace is not a slogan but a way of life.
"All you need is Love"
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OCTOBER 4
Sir NORMAN WISDOM
4 February 1915 – 4 October 2010

We have cried laughing at his characters in classic British comedy films,
Norman Wisdom is an English original who created his own brand of slapstick comedy and a character named, Pitkin.
R.I.P.

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SEPTEMBER 8-11
AMERICANA MUSIC FESTIVAL

Real music in Nashville, not Music Row crap!.
This festival was musically diverse
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AUGUST 27
20 YEARS ON
DOUBLE TROUBLE, the original SRV band play a memorial show

Reese Wynans, Tommy Shannon and Chris "Whipper" Layton rocked the house at Nashville's 3rd and Lindsley.
There were various guest guitar players (including): Gary Nicholson, Colin Linden, Kenny Greenberg, Dave Perkins, Jack Pearson, Tom Bukovak and more!.
Stevie Ray Vaughan (10.3.54 – 8.27.90)

The Music Lives On.
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AUGUST 18
EARL SCRUGGS attends IBMA conference

EARL SCRUGGS and sons GARY and RANDY
IBMA PRESS CONFERENCE - at the Country Music Hall of Fame
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Achtung! Hot off the press


German edition has my photograph of Marc Bolan on the cover
Published by Schirmer/Mosel  (German text)
The book features Graham Nash’s favourite Rock ‘n’ Roll photographs from the 1950s to the present day.
Visit the Taking Aim exhibition at EMP in Seattle.
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August 9 + 10
DESERT ROSE BAND performs at Belcourt and OPRY
They are part of American musical history, returning to Nashville for the first time in 20 years.
The Belcourt Theatre was full. Singers, songwriters and die hard fans and me made up much of the audience.
Guest performers included, Emmylou Harris and Brad Paisley.
Pictures to be added
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July 29
JOAN BAEZ at Cheekwood

50 years on, Baez is still politically relevant and an American treasure.
She delivered a set of music from her historic catalogue on a hot summer's night under the stars in a gorgeous setting.
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July 13
JOHN FRANCIS performs at The Basement
go to GIGS

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July 10
THE LONG PLAYERS perform RUBBER SOUL

at The Cannery, Nashville
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70 on 7. 7.

Sixties RINGO turns Seventy

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June 29
COURTNEY LOVE - HOLE

The Cannery, Nashville - click picture for more
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June 25
Remembering Michael Jackson

Former Kinks bassist Pete Quaife dies at 66

I photographed The Kinks, July 1970 in London - ©Rex
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MAY 11
JOHN CARTER CASH at 12th & Porter, Nashville
previewing songs from his soon to be released album, "The Family Secret"
on The Billy Block Show

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MAY 3+4
Nashville - A river ran over it!

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Crocus, Tennessee


Blue Bonnets, Texas
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M a r ch 24
Rock photographer Jim Marshall dead at 74

I met Jim in Seattle in February, he was so excited about his current work and projects.
I found him to be a passionate and kind man who loved photography. He told stories and spoke about his pictures as if he was talking about his children or grandchildren. Jim's photographs were his children. He was proud of them and knew he had brought some great ones into this world.
Jim was an amazing photographer. A legend who will be missed by many. He leaves a legacy of unique work.
Here is a tribute to Jim by LA Weekly

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M a r ch 14
MOTHER'S DAY, UK

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F E B R U A R Y   25
Sound & Vision 2010
I attended the auction at Abbey Road Studios in London for Cancer UK.
A print of my photograph of John Lennon and George Harrison sold for charity

Robert Plant and Beth Nielsen Chapman performed with the London Oriana Choir.


Robert Plant singing with the London Oriana Choir.

The event, hosted by Bob Harris, raised £260,000 ($390,000) for Cancer Research UK

George Martin speaking about Cancer


Me - photographed by John Nicholson -CRUK

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F E B R U A R Y   5/6
Taking Aim: Unforgettable Rock 'n' Roll Photographs, selected by Graham Nash
I attended the opening of the Taking Aim exhibition and book launch at EMP in Seattle.
The exhibition supports a new book by Graham Nash, which features 80 photographs chosen by Nash as great rock 'n' roll images.
My photograph of Marc Bolan (1972) is included in the book and exhibit and will be the cover of the German edition
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Other photographers present were: Jim Marshall, Joel Bernstein, Henry Diltz, Neal Preston, Chris Walter, Charles Peterson, Jini Dellaccio and Alice Wheeler




JOEL BERNSTEIN, WILL NASH, GRAHAM NASH, ALAN MESSER, CHARLES PETERSON, ALICE WHEELER
TAKING AIM after party - Sorrento Hotel, Seattle - 2.5.10
© 2010 photograph by Carrie Robinson


Me at Taking Aim Exhibit, photographed by Joel Bernstein