WELCOME to HOPPY’S MEDIA ARCHIVES
(a few frames from 50 years of freelancing)
Hoppy's photo book
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Much of Hoppy’s early work as a photographer has become iconic, though he is better known for his later interests that included the UFO club, Notting Hill carnival, International Times, Pink Floyd, London Free School, TVX & Fantasy Factory Video. But these are the roots, and the roots of rhythm remain. Now in his 70’s, this is the only published book of his photographs.
Intriguingly, the book has been supported by Lee Jeans Europe, who have dedicated their Gold Label collection to the author.
INCLUDES ESSAYS BY
Joe Boyd author “White Bicycles”, Barry Miles author numerous books on 1960’s, Val Wilmer writer & photographer, Addie Vassie photography curator
WITH OVER 180 PHOTOS OF
Rock Stars - Beatles, Stones, Marianne Faithfull, Dusty Springfield
Youth culture – Bikers at the legendary Ace Cafe
Jazz Greats - Armstrong, Peterson, Blakey, Coltrane, Miles, Roland Kirk, Rollins, Ellington, Monk, Ornette, Dexter Gordon, Coleman Hawkins, and many more.
New York avant-garde: Carla Bley, Bernard Stollman, Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp.
Blues & Gospel: Hooker, Memphis Slim, Rosetta Tharpe, Spann, Muddy Waters, McGee & Terry, Witherspoon, Howling Wolf.
British Jazz: Korner’s Blues Inc, Jack Bruce, Colyer, Graham Bond McLoughlin, Tippett, Ronnie Scott, King and Tubby Hayes, Laine, Dankworth,
Nudes, both sexes
Poets: Ginsberg at Albert Hall, 1965, Adrian Mitchell, Horovitz, Fainlight, Trocchi, Ferlinghetti. Sommerville, Burroughs, Corso, Logue, tripped-out Vinkenoog.
Drugs & Psychedelia: Scoring, the joint factory, the trips party, the demo, LSD meets CND.
Peace & politics: Aldermaston March, Bertrand Russell, Canon Collins, Martin Luther King., Malcolm X, Mohammed Ali, Notting Hill march against racism. Free speech at Speakers Corner.
Notting Hill low life: Tattoo Bill, Portobello, Sex workers Rubberman, Prostitute.
Old London: Camden Town, Lambeth Walk, Pearly kings and queens; dole queue; Chelsea Pensioners. Arnold Wesker & the Roundhouse, Railway porters, under old St.Pancras.
Poverty & demolition in the Harrow Road, street children.
Pastoral: Kiss in Hyde Park, railings, Art on the South Bank
Manifesto: Against Tyranny
ALL TIME GREAT QUOTES
"When the mode of the music changes, the walls of the city shake"
(International Times, 1967)
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