First, Don: You'll remember when I did the brief post about Dylan's 70th birthday I added a P.S. that said, "Extra credit: Name that photographer." The photographer who took the cover of "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" was Don Hunstein. I tried to reach Don by email without success, but it turns out TOP reader Robert Phillips took a couple of "phone pics" of Don at a small opening of a show of Don's work at the Rock Archive gallery in London a couple of years ago. Don—who from all reports is a very nice fellow—is smiling in one, but Robert says he likes this shot better, so here it is. Thanks to Robert for his permission to show these.
And, strangely enough, and purely by coincidence, this isn't the first time Don Hunstein's work has appeared on TOP. He also took this album cover, featured in a post here last November.
And by the way, "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" is a fine album. I'm not sure I've ever heard it before as a whole—it came out before my time—and although I've heard many of the songs before, it's been a long time for a lot of them. It was nice experience getting acquainted.
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Next, Paul: I was gratified to learn after the fact that Paul Trevor, whose delightful work from Liverpool we linked to last week, is already a fan of TOP. We've had a nice exchange of emails, and Paul has agreed in principle to participate in a Print Sale here on TOP next year—details as yet undecided, of course (so please don't ask—I'd tell you if I knew, but I don't).
He also gave me a few additional links which you might find interesting. Most importantly, there is a book of some of the Liverpool pictures. Called (like the show) Like You've Never Been Away, it's published by Colin Wilkinson's Bluecoat Press, which specializes in books of local-to-Liverpool interest. If you'd like to track one down, you have to use Amazon U.K. Go to this link first. Ignore the part about it being temporarily out of stock—Amazon doesn't stock it at all—and click on the link just below that, where it says "[x] new from £9.99," and then choose the one from the Bluecoat Press, which will allow you to get it directly from the publisher.
I ordered two copies, in case I want to give one as a gift. I'll report back to you once I receive it. The low price doesn't auger too well for reproduction quality, but we'll see.
Fun stuff. I can't wait to see some prints and work with Paul to pick two or three for a print offer.
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