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Gibson Through The Lens At The BME


Photo © Baron Wolman

The British Music Experience, presented by The Co-operative will be showcasing the world’s premier guitar company, Gibson Guitar’s exhibition ‘Gibson Through The Lens’ from November 1st – January 31st.

Gibson Guitar has collaborated with thirty of the world’s most respected rock photographers including Baron Wolman, Neal Preston, Mick Rock, Ross Halfin and the late Jim Marshall to produce this remarkable event.


Photo © Neal Preston

Curated by music photography archivist Dave Brolan, this is a truly unique public exhibition of iconic and rare photographs taken of the world’s greatest artists with their Gibson guitars.

Gibson Through The Lens consists of over sixty fine art prints signed by the photographer featuring our best loved and respected Guitar Hero’s such as Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Randy Rhoads, Paul Kossoff, Angus Young, Frank Zappa, Eric Clapton, Bob Marley, B.B King, Jeff Beck, Les Paul, Carl Perkins, Elvis, Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, Wes Montgomery, Sir Paul McCartney, Pete Townshend, Slash, Dave Grohl, Lenny Kravitz, Jon Bon Jovi, Jack White and Noel Gallagher to name a few.

The exhibition is free for anyone with a ticket to the British Music Experience - and you can get all the info about the BRITISH MUSIC EXPERIENCE and tickets at www.planetrock.com/BME

Photo © Neal Preston


The British Music Experience is the new national museum of Popular music, and the first real interactive museum in the UK. Following its opening at The O2 on the Greenwich Peninsula in 2009 it has made its mark as the centre for everyone who wants to celebrate the fantastic history of British popular music.  Unique ‘smartickets’ enable visitors to actually download content from the museum as they go round the galleries, learning zones, music studio, dance area, live music area and the audio visual spaces. In addition there is a full education and public programme which ranges from workshops and trails to full scale concerts and Master Classes. The museum received a Special Commendation at the 2011 European Museum of the Year Awards.