Friday, November 15, 2013

All Access by Ken Regan

It’s Friday! If you’re anything like me, you may not have the mental energy to concentrate on reading at this point. But if you think you can manage to leaf through a stunning coffee table book filled with exquisite rock star photography, then this review is for you! Who knew that back in the day Shel Silverstein was good friends with Johnny Cash, that Bob Dylan's mom enjoyed cheering wildly for him during his early concerts and that Keith Richards could fry up a mean pan of eggs? This intriguing collection is divided by decade, beginning with the 1960s, and includes the most famous of the famous – the Beatles, Elvis, and the Stones among many, many others.

Master photographer Ken Regan, who died of cancer in 2012, had a gift for befriending celebrities and capturing some of their most unguarded moments on film. With a preface by Keith Richards, an introduction by Mick Jagger and an afterword by James Taylor, Regan's remarkable book offers an enticing glimpse into the lives of some our most beloved musicians onstage, at home and with their friends and families. The text accompanying the photographs, written by Regan, is engaging, candid and warm. If you are a fan of rock music, check out All Access! You won’t be disappointed. Another great photography book centering on musicians is Rock Gods by Robert Knight.  Or, if being a roadie is more your thing, try Road Trip: A Photographer’s Journey to America’s National Parks by Terre Jones.

1 comment:

Tennille said...

This book is AMAZING! Thank you so much for the great recommendation.