Raj Prem

Curator of Rare Photography

Month: August 2018

Raj Prem Discusses Photos Released By Former Rolling Stones Tour Manager

Documenting rock and roll’s history from 1963 to 1972, Raj Prem’s collection is exhibited in different countries and galleries worldwide, including the U.S., Britain, Dubai, Japan, and the Netherlands. He has highly recognized exhibitions to his name like The Decca Years, featuring the works of Philip Townsend, Michael Cooper, and Dominique Tarle during the band’s rise from chart hits to rock legends. Prem is very much fascinated by Bonis’ Beatles collection to complement the many pieces he has showcased in more than 95 exhibitions, including the works of photographers like Robert Freeman, David Hurn, iain macmillan and more who have immortalized John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr for four decades.

Learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZB_v-Jm62Q

Raj Prem On His Collections’ Place In Rolling Stones History

Among diehard fans, musical opinions are some of the most subjective that exist, making all-encompassing statements about songs and artists hard to back up convincingly. There are a few, however, that are truly impossible to argue againt. One of those rare universally held opinions is surely that The Rolling Stones are one of the greatest rock and roll acts of all time. First, from a musical perspective, a compelling case can be made as the band has created some of the most celebrated and iconic songs the genre has seen. But it may be the visual aspect of the group that truly puts it above any other. The Rolling Stones set the precedent for how rock musicians should conduct themselves. For their true fans, German publisher TASCHEN, editor Reuel Golden, and the band itself will be releasing an unparalleled look into the fifty-year career in a collectible book titled simply “The Rolling Stones”. Complementing photos and illustrations from the musicians’ personal archives, many of which are previously unreleased, renowned photo collector and exhibition curator, Raj Prem, has allowed a number of his legendary prints to be used for this definitive book.

Read more: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/raj-prem-and-pattie-boyd-showcase-photographs-of-george-harrison-and-eric-clapton-at-sfae-2015-04-02

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