Monday, April 24, 2006

Music: The Rock Pile Legacy

I should have written this up last weekend... I've just helped Canadian musician Nash the Slash put a new addition on his website: The Rock Pile Legacy.

The Rock Pile LegacyBack in 1968, before becoming a rock musician himself, Nash would catch the shows at the Toronto concert hall, The Rock Pile (now the MTV Canada building).

He photographed the various acts, on stage and back stage. A few months ago he was cleaning his basement and found his old photos -- dozens of pictures of Rock legends that no-one has ever seen. Acts like Chuck Berry, The Mothers of Invention, The Who, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix, The Nice, Alice Cooper, The Kinks, Cream, Led Zeppelin, and more. Over a hundred photos in all.

This photo is one of his: Keith Emerson of The Nice, attacking his keyboard with his trademark knife. He went on to found the prog-rock band Emerson, Lake, and Palmer.

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