APRIL 28.
2017

   
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2017 is my 49th year as a photographer
Currently working on: album projects, photo sessions, my retrospect, print installations and a slide show.

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MUSIC + PICTURES DAY 61
Albums - CD/LP
APRIL 24
Videos FEB 12
Gigs 2017 APRIL 23  iPhone pix 2017 APRIL 25  Scenes+ 2017 APRIL 25
June Carter Cash APRIL 6   Stevie Ray Vaughan MARCH 10
60'S APRIL 12   70'S APRIL 21   Nashville DEC 1
Alan bio DEC 3   Snaps of me MARCH 12

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APRIL 26
HAPPY 79th BIRTHDAY DUANE EDDY
One of the nicest "Rebel Rouser" men on the planet.
I first photographed Duane Eddy in England in 1968.


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APRIL 22
ROLAND WHITE IS 79 TODAY
I took this picture of the legendary bluegrass mandolin player at the Station Inn, Nashville, where he plays regularly.


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APRIL 22
TENNESSEE FLOOD
Leiper's Fork / 6:52 PM
Not too serious, but surreally beautiful.


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APRIL 22
GLEN CAMPBELL IS 81 TODAY
I took this picture in London, April 1970
My first Tanya Tucker album was DREAMLOVERS (1980) where she is wearing a Glen Campbell T.shirt posing on the beach.


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APRIL 21
IGGY POP IS 70
I worked with him in '77 during the LUST FOR LIFE tour.
Tony Sales is on guitar, his brother Hunt Sales was on drums. I think this was in England, September 1977
Mouse-over for IGGY in Holland getting Iggyised in his dressing room.
The shows, the man and the road tours are memorable.


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APRIL 12
TINY TIM
Today would have been his 85th birthday.

I met Tiny Tim and his fiancee Miss Vicki on a TV show in 1968. They were adorable. He was a lovely sweet man.

We both had Jewish heritage and both Aries. We spent time between working, talking, laughing and drinking tea.
I think the show was MIKE AND BERNIE WINTERS (Thames TV).
I wish I had better pictures and maybe I do hidden in the agency files.

This adorable, crazy, unique American man only lived sixty four years, he died of a heart attack September 28th 1996.


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APRIL 9
MOONRISE
As the day ends, I am overwhelmed by the hundreds of greetings on Facebook, messages, texts and phone calls for my
my 66th birthday.
It was a gorgeous April Sunday here in Nashville. I will read every single one of your messages and posts.
Moonrise this evening was gorgeous over a Tennessee horse farm.
My days are often filled with pictures and my heart tonight is filled with gratitude to my friends near and far and always my family in England.
My constant companions are my cameras.

Thank you.


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APRIL 6
MERLE HAGGARD
Today would have been his 80th birthday.

This is my last Hag portrait, 8.26.14


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MARCH 29
BLUEBONNETS
Willow City, Texas


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The earliest Mother's Day celebrations trace back to the spring celebrations of ancient Greece in honour of Rhea, the Mother of the Gods.
During the 1600s, England celebrated a day called, Mothering Sunday, celebrated on the 4th Sunday of Lent (the 40 days leading up to Easter),

which honoured the mothers of England.
MANY OF ENGLAND'S POOR WORKED AS SERVANTS FOR THE WEALTHY. As most jobs were situated far from their homes, the poor servants had to live with their employers. On Mothering Sunday, they were given the day off and were encouraged to return home and spend the day with their mothers. A special cake, called the "Mothering Cake", was often brought along to provide a festive touch.

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MARCH 25
ELTON JOHN IS 70 TODAY
I took this picture on Elton's 21st birthday outside the Revolution Club, London -1968.


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MARCH 18
LONGHORN
Fredericksburg, Texas


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MARCH 10
PRIDE & JOY: THE TEXAS BLUES OF STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN
The BULLOCK MUSEUM in Austin, Texas opens a new exhibit.
Two of my SRV photographs are on display.

JIMMY VAUGHAN playing it his way, after being interviewed about his brother and their music.


Me in front of my STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN 8ft square print at the PRIDE & JOY exhibit opening at the Bullock Museum, Austin, Texas / 7:27 pm
Photograph by Pooneh Ghana


PRIDE and JOY print available @ $150 / Credit cards now accepted.
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MARCH 10
STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN
The BULLOCK MUSEUM in Austin, Texas opens a new exhibit.
PRIDE & JOY: THE TEXAS BLUES OF STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN,
Two of my SRV photographs are on display.

These contact sheets from the In Step session, are not in the exhibit.


PRIDE and JOY print available @ $150 / Credit cards now accepted.
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MARCH 8
WE THE PEOPLE STAND UNITED
Calvert, Texas


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FEBRUARY 28
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my brother, MICHAEL.
This picture is from Kastav, Croatia, August 9th 2015.


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FEBRUARY 26
JOHN R CASH would have been 85 today.
John was a fun loving family man and always Johnny Cash.
This picture is from his Bon Aqua home in Tennessee - 1988


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FEBRUARY 25
RAGGED OLD FLAG
Johnny Cash Museum - 9:32 pm
WS HOLLAND gave an emotional performance, highlighted by the veteran who traveled from afar to hold the flag.
John Cash was a proud American. Emotions, family and friendships were honoured.
Tommy and Marcy Cash are in the background.
More pictures


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FEBRUARY 25
Me signing prints after my digital presentation and exhibit at The Johnny Cash Museum
For those who did not attend and are interested in buying prints, click here.


© Photograph by John Partipilo

8x10 "ink-art" prints for $60


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FEBRUARY 25
I am delighted to be presenting some of my Johnny Cash photographs at this fully booked event at The Johnny Cash Museum


© design by Alan Messer
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FEBRUARY 12
Snow Moon
The view from Nashville


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FEBRUARY 8
GOVERNMENT CHEESE
Music City Roots, Franklin, Tennessee
L-R: Tommy Womack, Skot, Viva, Joe "Elvis" King + Billy Mack Hill


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FEBRUARY 4
DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE


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FEBRUARY 4
CHRIS THILE
A Prairie Home Companion - The Ryman, Nashville


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JANUARY 28
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIM ROONEY
Jim celebrating his 79th birthday rocking out with his ROONEY’S IRREGULARS at The Station Inn, Nashville - January 26th.

Special guests were the amazing Sam Bush and irresistible Shawn Camp.
The core band is: Dave Pomeroy - bass / Pat McInerney - drums / Richard Bailey - banjo / Bill Kenner - mandolin/ Kirk Jelly Roll Johnson - harps/
Dan Dugmore - pedal steel / Pete Wasner - keyboards
+ celebrating friends in the audience, such as Garth Fundis and Katina Williams, who made a scrumptious cake for all to enjoy.


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JANUARY 27
Fife, Scotland - 1980's
I found this Polachrome photograph whilst editing.
Current news may appear slow, but behind the scenes, there are
album projects, exhibitions, print installations and more!


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JANUARY 17
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICK TAYLOR
I photographed Mick at
the Rolling Stones office in Maddox Street, London, when he joined the group, June 1969
Beyond the Stones he has notably played with: John Mayall, Jack Bruce and Bob Dylan.


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JANUARY 14
Calvert, Texas


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JANUARY 14
Texas Sunset


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JANUARY 11
Wolf Moon
Dripping Springs, Texas


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JANUARY 11
LLAMA
Dripping Springs, Texas


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JANUARY 10
ROD STEWART - 72 TODAY
Here's an old picture from 1974 (Tetsu - bass / Kenney Jones - Tartan drums)


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JANUARY 8
THE DEER
Dripping Springs, Texas


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JANUARY 8
Remembering DAVID BOWIE born this day, January 8th 1947.
This picture is from the Station To Station tour at the Spectrum Arena, Philadelphia, April 28th 1978.
Adrian Belew was on lead guitar.
The show was amazing and this picture was the front page of the Melody Maker.
It is the last verse of FAME, at the end of set one.


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JANUARY 6
Remembering PETER JONES born this day, January 6th 1930.
We all have mentors and influences, Peter Jones was my first picture editor in ’67, I was sixteen and Peter the editor of the Record Mirror, a weekly music magazine.
Beyond our personal talents, editors shape our artistic delivery, help hone the skills, are often demanding of the images or text required.
Peter Jones was such a man, an English gentleman, loved and respected by all who knew him and a cornerstone of my career.
This picture is from Peter’s 80th birthday party in Wanstead, London, Feb 23rd 2010.
He died, July 10th 2015.


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JANUARY 4


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JANUARY 2
Remembering LITTLE JIMMY DICKENS who died this day, January 2nd 2015. He was 94.
This photograph is from the George Jones Tribute show in Nashville, November 22nd 2013


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JANUARY 1
PARKER + CASH
Austin, Texas


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JANUARY 1
CENTRAL MACHINE WORKS
Austin, Texas


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JANUARY 1
May the waters of life bring happiness, resolution and success to all, with renewed hope and dreams,
and wash away the moments of hardship, loss and tragedy of this past year’s ebb and flow.
And may lost loved ones and friends remain in our hearts forever.


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