Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Cleveland Based Photographer Exhibits Shots of "Jews Who Rock" in Davenport, Iowa

From The Quad City Times
"Macoska has worked professionally as a photographer, primarily of rock musicians passing through Cleveland, since 1974.
Currently the house photographer for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, she has also shot the cover art for albums by David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Devo, Heart, AC/DC and The Kinks."
Who would be better positioned to photograph the stars of rock?

"The more she researched, Macoska discovered that Jewish influences went beyond musicians such as Neil Diamond, Gene Simmons and Billy Joel and into those behind the scenes, such as Beatles manager Brian Epstein; Sid Bernstein, the producer who brought the Fab Four to America; and legendary concert promoter Bill Graham.
"I kind of knew there were Jewish influences in rock 'n' roll, I just never knew that there were influences beyond musicians," she said, adding that the two Cleveland DJs who coined the phrase "rock 'n' roll" in 1952 and staged the first rock concert were both Jewish."
This sounds like a cool show and I hope she thinks of bringing it to Cleveland.

"Jews Who Rock"
Photos by Janet Macoska
September 10- December 10
River Music Experience
 2nd Floor Gallery
129 Main Street,
Davenport, Iowa


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