Lifting Shadows is the authorized biography of Dream Theater.
Now available in paperback, the book traces the band’s history from their mid-1980’s Long Island origins through to the present, in full, frank and revealing detail.
This new, revised edition has been fully updated by author Rich Wilson who conducted all-new interviews with the band and others. It covers the departure of founding drummer Mike Portnoy, their search for his successor, and subsequent return to recording and touring success.
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Bill Cunningham on what he did, why he did it, and how it all began. 📷 The legendary photographer in Central Park on Easter 1967, with his first camera, a half-frame that cost $35.
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How would you like to hang out in Hendrix's old apartment? Or, at least have a look around... "Hendrix pinned shawls to a wall, piled rugs on the floor and decked the mantel with ostrich feathers... The apartment was next door to the former home of a German-born composer as famous in his day as Hendrix was in the late 1960s: Georg Frideric Handel. Handel lived in the Georgian house at 25 Brook Street for 36 years, from 1723 until his death, and since 2001, it has operated as a museum. The trust behind the museum also holds the lease on the upper floors of No. 23, and in February, Hendrix’s apartment, recreated with period artifacts and reproductions, opened to the public in an unlikely coupling of the Baroque and the psychedelic."
With a refitted Jimi Hendrix wing, the London museum Handel & Hendrix, celebrating two musical masters, expects 50,000 visitors in its first year.
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Rocket 88 with Syd Barrett (Official).
Here is a previously unseen image of Syd Barrett fronting Pink Floyd 50 years ago, playing the legendary UFO club in London, December 1966. This and many more images of Syd and the Floyd can be found in the book Barrett; the Definitive Visual Companion which is available for a limited time with a 50% discount at
Photo: Adam Ritchie Photography
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