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PHOTO JOURNALIST HARRY BENSON RECEIVES AWARD IN St. LOUIS

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Some of the most famous photographs of past celebrities were taken by one man – photo journalist Harry Benson. He’s photographed all the presidents since Eisenhower, Bobby Kennedy’s assassination and Richard Nixon’s resignation.

On Wednesday’s St. Louis on the Air, host Don Marsh talked to 87-year-old Scottish-born Benson about his iconic career. The multi-award winning photo journalist will be awarded in St. Louis and inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum. He said he appreciates the award but that it was never his objective when he started his career.

“I wasn’t thinking of any awards,” Benson said. “…Basically, [I] just wanted to stay on the payroll at the end of the week.”

 

In regards to his work, he said he was never choosy. One day he would photograph The Beatles and the next he could be at the White House or covering a traffic accident. But sometimes, luck was on his side as well. He happened to be at the scene of Bobby Kennedy’s assassination. Amid the chaos, he took the iconic photo tied to that tragic event.


THE GUITAR BOB DYLAN PLAYED AT THE CONCERT FOR BANGLADESH SOLD FOR $396,000

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An anonymous buyer purchased Dylan’s 1963 Martin D-28 acoustic guitar from Heritage Auctions for $396,000, nearly $100,000 more than its expected top bid.

Larry Cragg, who served as Dylan’s guitar repairman, put up the guitar for auction, the Associated Press reports. Cragg purchased the acoustic guitar from the music icon in 1977 for $500; a copy of the receipt was included in the sale along with additional provenance.
“According to Cragg, he has kept the guitar in a humidity-controlled environment, with loosened strings for the forty years it’s been in his possession, and it has not been played since it was wielded by Bob Dylan in 1977,” Heritage Auctions said of the guitar.

Dylan notably used the guitar while performing at George Harrison’s famed Concert for Bangladesh in New York as well as in the mid-Seventies while touring with his Rolling Thunder Revue. In 1977, Dylan decided to perform solely with Gibson guitars and sold the instrument to Cragg.

 
In 2013, Dylan’s sunburst Fender Stratocaster from the 1965 Newport Folk Festival sold at auction for a then-record $965,000.


Watch a video about Dylan’s 1963 Martin D-28 acoustic guitar below:

 


“HOW THE BEATLES CHANGED THE WORLD” WITH REVEALING INTERVIEWS AND RARELY-SEEN ARCHIVAL FOOTAGE

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“How The Beatles Changed The World” is a unique feature documentary reassessing the Beatles’ impact as artistic, social and cultural revolutionaries. With unlimited access to the ITN, ITV and Fox archives, including some footage that was only discovered for the first time last year, the film traces the band from class warriors to mystics of the psychedlic age. From the rock and roll boom and the band’s emergence in Liverpool, to the UFO club and Tim Leary, the CND, the Paris riots and Vietnam – this 110 minute film is an alternative cultural history of the most remarkable decade of the twentieth century – the 1960s – with the Beatles in the driving seat.

A fascinating story of the cultural, social, spiritual and musical revolution that was ignited by The Beatles, with revealing interviews and rarely-seen archival footage of the band.

AVAILABLE (USA, UK, EUROPE, AMERICA ,JAPON…) …   HERE

 

This documentary presents a bold new take on the most significant band in the history of music and their enduring impact on popular culture.


RINGO & HIS ALL STARR BAND AT PRUDENTIAL HALL, PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, LAST SHOW IN NEW JERSEY

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Ringo & His All Starr Band at Prudential Hall, New Jersey Performing Arts Center,NJ, USA 16 Nov 2017

RINGO: SIRIUSXM´S TOWN HALL

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SiriusXM’s Town Hall With Ringo , hosted By Whoopi Goldberg, NY -15 November, 2017