Cobain featured in Forever 27 exhibition

Kurt Cobain will be featured in Forever 27, an exhibition opening this September at London's Proud Camden, along with fellow musicians Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison.

The gallery has gathered together 60 photographs of the five musicians, including Philip Townsend's first photoshoot of the Rolling Stones and some of the last pictures of Brian Jones before he died; Steve Double's iconic images of Kurt Cobain; and Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, shot by Elliott Landy, official photographer at Woodstock.

Our obsession with fast-living musicians is still strong, explains curator Sam Talbot. "We feel that the 27 club still has a continuing relevance. The celebrity spotlight was especially strong on these five musicians. Through some of the greatest rock'n'roll photography of the past century, this exhibition gives us an opportunity to examine how it affected them."

Article courtesy of The Guardian. More info here.

Description from the official press release:
Live fast and die young – there are over 30 musicians who have died at the age of 27, forming the illustrious Club 27.

Proud Galleries present an iconic exhibition featuring the six most famous members of this club – Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Brian Jones, and Jim Morrison.

Offering a collection of iconic and never before seen images by the best Rock’n’Roll photographers in the world including Elliott Landy, Steve Double, Jill Gibson, Joe Sia and many more, Forever 27 gives an intimate and rare insight into the amazing lives these stars lived.

Posted in NFC news section at on 08-11-2008 @ 4:57 PM (GMT).

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