JULY 19.
2017

       
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2017 is my 49th year as a photographer< / 39th in Nashville
Currently working on:album projects, my retrospect, print installations and photo sessions.

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MUSIC + PICTURES DAY 61
Albums - CD/LP
APRIL 24
Videos FEB 12
Gigs 2017 JUNE 16  iPhone pix 2017 JULY 9  Scenes+ 2017 JULY 3
June Carter Cash JUNE 23   Stevie Ray Vaughan JUNE 6
60'S
JULY 18   70'S JUNE 14    Nashville Musicians JULY 19  Press MAY 30
Alan bio MAY28   Snaps of me MAY 28


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JULY 18
MANUEL CUEVAS
[tailor to the stars]
attends Mass for his wife, MARIA SALINAS with family and many friends at St Ignatius Church, Antioch, Tennessee - 7:00 pm


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JULY 8
RED PEPPER + GARLIC
Organically grown by Bugtussle Farm, Kentucky


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JULY 7
PEACE and LOVE
RINGO presented Geoff Emerick the Grammy he won for engineering Sgt. Pepper - London 1968


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JULY 3
JIM MORRISON
46 years gone.
The Doors press call - ICA London - September 7th 1968


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JULY 1
TOBACCO & BEER DRIVE THRU
Nashville


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JUNE 29
CANE TOAD
Percy Warner, Nashville


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JUNE 23
Remembering JUNE CARTER CASH
born, June 23rd 1929.
This was on the roof of John and June’s Central Park apartment, 1988.


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JUNE 22
KRIS KRISTOFFERSON IS 81 TODAY
This was backstage at New York’s, Bottom Line, before Kris’ gig.
John and June had a table, I sat there too. In this picture Kris has just been given a copy of June’s new book, From the Heart.


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JUNE 15
WAYLON JENNINGS 1937 - 2002
Remembering WAYLON on his 80th birthday

There was only one Waylon he lived and sang it his way. Lovely outlaw!
This picture is from a Highwaymen tour - 1990


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JUNE 14
RORY GALLAGHER
died on this day June 14th 1995, he was only 47
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I met Rory when I was the Old Grey Whistle Test photographer, he recorded two songs HANDS OFF + WALK ON HOT COALS on February 13th 1973.
An absolutely lovely man and he rocked.
Rory invited me to his gig at the Hammersmith Odeon, later that week, where I stood on the stage taking pictures. Best seat in the house!


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JUNE 3
REGGIE YOUNG
Green's Grocery, Leiper's Fork, Tennessee.
Reggie Young arrives for the musician studded pre-release party for his album, FOREVER YOUNG
Reggie who has played guitar on 100's of chart hits during his 60 year career, has recorded his first solo album at the tender age of 80.
More pictures


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JUNE 3
"IT WAS THE THIRD OF JUNE .."

ODE TO BILLY JOE still lists high on my playlist.
BOBBIE GENTRY had big hair and eyelashes and that Southern accent (I was 17 years old swooning shyly behind my camera).

Watch this amazing performance (video)
She really knew what she was doing. Still stirs my emotions. Bobbie Gentry had her own TV show when I met her.
My first album cover was I'LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN, from this same photo session, May 1968.


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MAY 31
JOHNNY PAYCHECK - 1982
Paycheck was born this day, May 31st 1938. Today, by chance, I photographed his limo at Storytellers in Bon Aqua, Tennessee.

This photograph is from a photo session in my Nashville studio, 1982. One of the pictures was used for his,"Lovers and Losers" album cover.
I found him to be a likable man. His voice was the epitome of Outlaw Country. Paycheck (stage name) died on February 19th 2003, he was only 64.


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MAY
Charlotte, Tennessee


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MAY 28
39 YEARS IN NASHVILLE
On May 28th 1978 (my Father’s sixtieth birthday) he drove me to London’s Gatwick Airport where I boarded a flight to Dallas, Ft Worth.

There I bought a white bicentennial Chevrolet Impala and drove it to Nashville, where my new apartment on Music Row awaited.
I had jobs lined up and set to work immediately.
The 80’s were boom years,
I racked up hundreds of album covers, photographing many notable musicians in my studio, won a Grammy (album packaging)

and was probably shooting a session every day and printing most nights.
I was introduced to Johnny Cash in ’87 (we had met briefly in ’77) and a lifelong friendship and hundreds of photographs ensued.
I have been a professional photographer for 49 years.
I am shooting more pictures than ever and as passionate about photography as when I bought my first camera at seven.
Today would have been my Father’s 99th birthday.


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MAY 27
GREGG ALLMAN - R.I.P.
Old Grey Whistle Test - 1977
This was during rehearsal of LOVE ME with Cher

The Guardian published this obituary featuring my picture.


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MAY 27
KATHY, ROSANNE, CINDY + TARA CASH
before, BECOMING OUR FATHER at the Country Music Hall Of Fame.
The photographs and stories provided an insightful look at their father's life before he became their father and JOHNNY CASH.

Kudos to Peter Cooper for the interesting conversation with the daughters.


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MAY 23
ROGER MOORE
will always be THE SAINT.
I remember him as Ivanhoe, but THE SAINT was our Sunday evening viewing.
My sister was at school with a couple of his and Luisa Mattioli's children.
This picture was from an appearance on Simon Dee's, Dee Time, BBC TV, Lime Grove, London - October 1969, he was with his new wife, Luisa.

Roger Moore was a charming man.
R.I.P.


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MAY 17
GUY CLARK
Luthier, avid smoker and American singer/ songwriter,
died one year ago, MAY 17th 2016
This photograph is from a party in Nashville, April 2014


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MAY 13
STEVIE WONDER was born, MAY 13th 1950
Here's a photograph backstage after a show at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (1968?)
At that time he was still Little Stevie Wonder. I don't remember if I photographed the show, probably not, I met him briefly afterwards to make this picture.

It is rare for me to use a flash, I was 17 and still developing my style.
Stevie Wonder was amazing on stage and a really joyful nice man in person.
I met him again briefly with Johnny Cash in New York in 1990.


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APRIL 30
DAVE DAVIES
Rocked the City Winery, Nashville, playing a varied set sprinkling in old and new, giving us the guitar sound that founded the Kinks
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Dennis Diken is amazing on drums driving the Kink Kronikles band. Rebecca G. Wilson is on backup vocals.The bass player (out of frame) is David Nolte.


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APRIL 29
HAPPY 84th BIRTHDAY WILLIE


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APRIL 26
HAPPY 79th BIRTHDAY DUANE EDDY
One of the nicest "Rebel Rouser" men on the planet.
I first photographed Duane Eddy in England in 1968.


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APRIL 22
ROLAND WHITE IS 79 TODAY
I took this picture of the legendary bluegrass mandolin player at the Station Inn, Nashville, where he plays regularly.


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APRIL 22
TENNESSEE FLOOD
Leiper's Fork / 6:52 PM
Not too serious, but surreally beautiful.


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APRIL 22
GLEN CAMPBELL IS 81 TODAY
I took this picture in London, April 1970
My first Tanya Tucker album was DREAMLOVERS (1980) where she is wearing a Glen Campbell T.shirt posing on the beach.


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APRIL 21
IGGY POP IS 70
I worked with him in '77 during the LUST FOR LIFE tour.
Tony Sales is on guitar, his brother Hunt Sales was on drums. I think this was in England, September 1977
Mouse-over for IGGY in Holland getting Iggyised in his dressing room.
The shows, the man and the road tours are memorable.


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APRIL 12
TINY TIM
Today would have been his 85th birthday.

I met Tiny Tim and his fiancee Miss Vicki on a TV show in 1968. They were adorable. He was a lovely sweet man.

We both had Jewish heritage and both Aries. We spent time between working, talking, laughing and drinking tea.
I think the show was MIKE AND BERNIE WINTERS (Thames TV).
I wish I had better pictures and maybe I do hidden in the agency files.

This adorable, crazy, unique American man only lived sixty four years, he died of a heart attack September 28th 1996.


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APRIL 9
MOONRISE
As the day ends, I am overwhelmed by the hundreds of greetings on Facebook, messages, texts and phone calls for my
my 66th birthday.
It was a gorgeous April Sunday here in Nashville. I will read every single one of your messages and posts.
Moonrise this evening was gorgeous over a Tennessee horse farm.
My days are often filled with pictures and my heart tonight is filled with gratitude to my friends near and far and always my family in England.
My constant companions are my cameras.

Thank you.


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APRIL 6
MERLE HAGGARD
Today would have been his 80th birthday.

This is my last Hag portrait, 8.26.14


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MARCH 29
BLUEBONNETS
Willow City, Texas


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The earliest Mother's Day celebrations trace back to the spring celebrations of ancient Greece in honour of Rhea, the Mother of the Gods.
During the 1600s, England celebrated a day called, Mothering Sunday, celebrated on the 4th Sunday of Lent (the 40 days leading up to Easter),

which honoured the mothers of England.
MANY OF ENGLAND'S POOR WORKED AS SERVANTS FOR THE WEALTHY. As most jobs were situated far from their homes, the poor servants had to live with their employers. On Mothering Sunday, they were given the day off and were encouraged to return home and spend the day with their mothers. A special cake, called the "Mothering Cake", was often brought along to provide a festive touch.

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MARCH 25
ELTON JOHN IS 70 TODAY
I took this picture on Elton's 21st birthday outside the Revolution Club, London -1968.


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MARCH 18
LONGHORN
Fredericksburg, Texas


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MARCH 10
PRIDE & JOY: THE TEXAS BLUES OF STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN
The BULLOCK MUSEUM in Austin, Texas opens a new exhibit.
Two of my SRV photographs are on display.

JIMMY VAUGHAN playing it his way, after being interviewed about his brother and their music.


Me in front of my STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN 8ft square print at the PRIDE & JOY exhibit opening at the Bullock Museum, Austin, Texas / 7:27 pm
Photograph by Pooneh Ghana


PRIDE and JOY print available @ $150 / Credit cards now accepted.
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MARCH 10
STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN
The BULLOCK MUSEUM in Austin, Texas opens a new exhibit.
PRIDE & JOY: THE TEXAS BLUES OF STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN,
Two of my SRV photographs are on display.

These contact sheets from the In Step session, are not in the exhibit.


PRIDE and JOY print available @ $150 / Credit cards now accepted.
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MARCH 8
WE THE PEOPLE STAND UNITED
Calvert, Texas


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FEBRUARY 28
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my brother, MICHAEL.
This picture is from Kastav, Croatia, August 9th 2015.


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FEBRUARY 26
JOHN R CASH would have been 85 today.
John was a fun loving family man and always Johnny Cash.
This picture is from his Bon Aqua home in Tennessee - 1988


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FEBRUARY 25
RAGGED OLD FLAG
Johnny Cash Museum - 9:32 pm
WS HOLLAND gave an emotional performance, highlighted by the veteran who traveled from afar to hold the flag.
John Cash was a proud American. Emotions, family and friendships were honoured.
Tommy and Marcy Cash are in the background.
More pictures


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FEBRUARY 25
Me signing prints after my digital presentation and exhibit at The Johnny Cash Museum
For those who did not attend and are interested in buying prints, click here.


© Photograph by John Partipilo

8x10 "ink-art" prints for $60


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FEBRUARY 25
I am delighted to be presenting some of my Johnny Cash photographs at this fully booked event at The Johnny Cash Museum


© design by Alan Messer
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FEBRUARY 12
Snow Moon
The view from Nashville


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FEBRUARY 8
GOVERNMENT CHEESE
Music City Roots, Franklin, Tennessee
L-R: Tommy Womack, Skot, Viva, Joe "Elvis" King + Billy Mack Hill


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FEBRUARY 4
DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE


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FEBRUARY 4
CHRIS THILE
A Prairie Home Companion - The Ryman, Nashville


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JANUARY 28
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIM ROONEY
Jim celebrating his 79th birthday rocking out with his ROONEY’S IRREGULARS at The Station Inn, Nashville - January 26th.

Special guests were the amazing Sam Bush and irresistible Shawn Camp.
The core band is: Dave Pomeroy - bass / Pat McInerney - drums / Richard Bailey - banjo / Bill Kenner - mandolin/ Kirk Jelly Roll Johnson - harps/
Dan Dugmore - pedal steel / Pete Wasner - keyboards
+ celebrating friends in the audience, such as Garth Fundis and Katina Williams, who made a scrumptious cake for all to enjoy.


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JANUARY 27
Fife, Scotland - 1980's
I found this Polachrome photograph whilst editing.
Current news may appear slow, but behind the scenes, there are
album projects, exhibitions, print installations and more!


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JANUARY 17
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICK TAYLOR
I photographed Mick at
the Rolling Stones office in Maddox Street, London, when he joined the group, June 1969
Beyond the Stones he has notably played with: John Mayall, Jack Bruce and Bob Dylan.


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JANUARY 14
Calvert, Texas


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JANUARY 14
Texas Sunset


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JANUARY 11
Wolf Moon
Dripping Springs, Texas


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JANUARY 11
LLAMA
Dripping Springs, Texas


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JANUARY 10
ROD STEWART - 72 TODAY
Here's an old picture from 1974 (Tetsu - bass / Kenney Jones - Tartan drums)


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JANUARY 8
THE DEER
Dripping Springs, Texas


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JANUARY 8
Remembering DAVID BOWIE born this day, January 8th 1947.
This picture is from the Station To Station tour at the Spectrum Arena, Philadelphia, April 28th 1978.
Adrian Belew was on lead guitar.
The show was amazing and this picture was the front page of the Melody Maker.
It is the last verse of FAME, at the end of set one.


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JANUARY 6
Remembering PETER JONES born this day, January 6th 1930.
We all have mentors and influences, Peter Jones was my first picture editor in ’67, I was sixteen and Peter the editor of the Record Mirror, a weekly music magazine.
Beyond our personal talents, editors shape our artistic delivery, help hone the skills, are often demanding of the images or text required.
Peter Jones was such a man, an English gentleman, loved and respected by all who knew him and a cornerstone of my career.
This picture is from Peter’s 80th birthday party in Wanstead, London, Feb 23rd 2010.
He died, July 10th 2015.


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JANUARY 4


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JANUARY 2
Remembering LITTLE JIMMY DICKENS who died this day, January 2nd 2015. He was 94.
This photograph is from the George Jones Tribute show in Nashville, November 22nd 2013


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JANUARY 1
PARKER + CASH
Austin, Texas


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JANUARY 1
CENTRAL MACHINE WORKS
Austin, Texas


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JANUARY 1
May the waters of life bring happiness, resolution and success to all, with renewed hope and dreams,
and wash away the moments of hardship, loss and tragedy of this past year’s ebb and flow.
And may lost loved ones and friends remain in our hearts forever.


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