Ray Lowry, from Waterfoot, who died in 2008, was the man behind The Clash’s famous ‘London Calling’ cover sleeve, but his passion in his earlier days was for Rock n Roll, which is represented by his highly charged images, from an unpublished series of images and commentary inspired by Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent’s 1960 British tour, which ended in a road accident near Chippenham, Wiltshire. Both were injured, Cochran fatally. The hand-written book ‘Something Else’ was the last work produced by Ray, and has never been published or seen by the public until now!
As part of the Rossendale 60’s Festival, The Whitaker is to stage an exclusive exhibition of the work contained within the book, which will include interviews, images and commentary from the Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent 1960 British tour.
The exhibition will be launched as part of the Rossendale 60’s Festival on the evening of 9th September, and will be on for two weeks. As an addition, you will be able to listen to the music of Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent 60’s style through headphones in sound booths. It was rumoured that Ray always believed that he was the living spirit of Eddie Cochran, so come along and feel the vibe.
The Whitaker Post Code – BB4 6RE
For further information on the Festival, please check out the Festival blog at http://www.rossendale60sfest.wordpress.com