An Evening with John Rowlands
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Jet Aircraft Museum
2465 Aviation Lane, Unit #2
London International Airport
Rock photographer John Rowlands' career began when he was 13 years old and borrowed his father's camera to take pictures of the then-teen idol Brenda Lee who had come to perform in Ottawa back in the 1960's. Ross Rowlands, who in WW2 had provided cover for Lancaster bomber missions with his RCAF Mosquito fighter, was also an avid amateur photographer during the war and instilled a passion for both aviation and photography in his son. To John’s great surprise, his concert pictures impressed Brenda Lee's management so much that not only did they pay for the photos, they put the Ottawa teenager in contact with other popular music acts who only then were discovering the value of photographs of their performances.
Before long, Rowlands was taking pictures of Sam Cook and Bobby Vee and Fabian. By the time of the British Invasion, Rowlands had a front row seat for The Beatles, The Who, The Dave Clark Five and The Rolling Stones. His photographs were appearing regularly in magazines such as 16, Teen, Time and Newsweek. Over his lengthy career, Rowlands photographed music idols spanning several generations, from Tony Bennett to Rihanna, Brad Paisley to David Bowie.
Advance $15.00 plus applicable fees
At Door $20.00