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Hipgnosis Storm Thorgerson and Po Powell

Us And Them The Authorised Story of Hipgnosis

Author Mark Blake has released his latest book Us and Them The Authorised Story of Hipgnosis. David Gilmour, Roger Waters and Nick Mason were all interviewed for the book. There are also some pictures inside that haven’t been published before. Grab a copy from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com Mark Blake is an acclaimed music journalist and author. Former assistant editor of Q magazine and long-time contributor to Mojo, Blake has written for many high-profile publications including Rolling Stone and Billboard. And Hipgnosis as many fans know have created many of the iconic album covers from the good old days of the full size LP cover art format. This includes Dark Side of the Moon and others. Press Release Us And Them The Authorised Story of Hipgnosis By Mark Blake. Publishing 2nd February 2023 Nine Eight Books / Hardback / £22 RRP “There was one slightly oddball character in Storm and the...

Mark Barrett with Syd Barrett Guitar Cheffins

Syd Barrett’s Guitar Up for Auction

Pink Floyd founding member Syd Barrett’s 12 string guitar, which he discussed in his 1971 Rolling Stone interview, is up for auction by Cheffins. His nephew Mark Barrett, aged 57, is now selling the 12-string Yamaha acoustic guitar with proceeds to be split evenly between mental health charity Mind and the Arthur Rank Hospice in Shelford Bottom. Edit: Items sold Guitar £16,000kPiper girlfriend copy £850Spotlights £200School photo £550Garden furniture £1900 Total £19,500 Mark Barrett said the guitar was stored with his father, Alan Barrett – Syd’s brother – after the Hills Road house was sold in 1974. He said his uncle “never collected the guitar” and his father “continued to store it over three subsequent house moves, eventually offering it to me” after Syd’s death. “I finally collected it from my father’s house in November of 2020, shortly before he died,” he said. “Unfortunately, I never got to know my...