Monday, 2 December 2013

another death - martin sharp

And another visionary bites the dust.  Martin Sharp is probably not that well known nowadays, but back in the swinging sixties, he produced some of the most eye catching, iconic, mind blowing images of the rock and counter culture world.  The Bob Dylan 'Mr Tambourine Man' one in red has long been a personal favourite of mine.
He also co-wrote songs with Cream, helped form OZ magazine, championed Tiny Tim (somebody had to) and promoted Arthur Stace's 'Eternity' graffiti (a cause well worth getting behind).
He died today aged 71, and even though he was Australian, privately educated, and had an inheritance, l still have utmost admiration for his work, and he seemed to be a fine upstanding fellow (not that l ever met him).

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