Between the 14th May and 13th July, London’s Proud Galleries (located at The Horse Hospital, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road) will be hosting a photographic exhibition celebrating the impact that Motown music had on the UK in the 60s and 70s.
The exhibition is being mounted in collaboration with EMI, Bravado and Universal Music and will feature unique photographic images of the Motown artists’ visits to Britain through the 60s and 70s.
It begins with pictures of Motown’s first invaders in 1964 and charts the international success of the label on through the 60s and into the 70s. These exclusive photographs show artists like Mary Wells (whose ‘My Guy’ was Motown’s first UK chart entry), The Jackson 5, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder in the UK at the high watermark of the classic Motown sound.
Images range from street photographs of Michael Jackson and his brothers enjoying the sights of London to intimate shots of Marvin Gaye embracing his son.
The Proud Galleries’ exhibition signals the start of a year of initiatives under the theme ‘Classic Motown’ that will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Motown’s first international hits and SJF will keep you updated with all these event and releases.
Entry to the exhibition is free and the gallery will be open every day from 11am – 5 pm…. more details @ www.proud.co.uk