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The swinging 60s are back at Windsor Library

The swinging 60s are back at Windsor Library

Francis Batt

The swinging 60s are back at Windsor Library

Re-live the swinging sixties and seventies during September at an exhibition of rarely seen photographs coming to Windsor Library.

Randolph’s Rock Icons features photographs from the Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus of 1968 and other 1960s and 1970s icons – including John Lennon, Yoko Ono, the Who and Led Zeppelin.

It is all thanks to Windsor born photographer Michael Randolph, 66, who spent much of his youth in London as well as the ‘in’ coffee bars and pubs in Windsor, particularly the Coffee Cantata and the Star and Garter.

Amongst his friends and acquaintances were rising young rock stars of the time like the Beatles, the Stones, Led Zeppelin, the Doors, Creedence Clearwater Revival and the Bee Gees - all later the subject of his photographs. He was also the stills photographer for cult films Performance and Clockwork Orange as well as the Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus.

The exhibition is free and open during normal library times: Monday 9.30am to 5pm; Tuesday 9.30am to 7pm; Wednesday 1 to 5pm; Thursday 9.30am to 5pm; Friday 9.30am to 7pm; Saturday 9.30am to 5pm and Sunday 11am to 2pm.

Linking to Randolph’s Rock Icons, on Saturday, September 28 at the museum in the Guildhall there will be a Swinging Sixties family activity day from 11.30am to 3.30pm. The usual museum entry fee applies.

For former Mods and Rockers who can remember the famous, ground-breaking Ricky Tick music club in Windsor in the Sixties, there’s a Ricky Tick Retrospective evening to look forward to on Thursday, September 26.

The call has gone out to local people for their memories, photos, film or other mementoes of this influential rhythm and blues club. Just email arts@rbwm.gov.uk. All material will be returned safely afterwards.

The Ricky Tick Retrospective is an exclusive, adults-only event from 7 to 10pm. Limited tickets are available at £4 with an Advantage card (£5 without) and a bar will be available. To book email windsor.library@rbwm.gov.uk or call 01753 743940.

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