the coventry music exhibition will open in october and will be a great experience for discovering the rich musical history of the past decades...here's what they say..............
More Than Two Tones
A new and exciting exhibition about the music and cultural heritage of Coventry will be at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum from 3 October until 3 January. More Than Two Tones brings together artefacts from around the city to be displayed alongside items donated by some of Coventry’s most well-known and beloved artists.
The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum has bought together for the first time a fantastic selection of memorabilia from Coventarian artists to highlight the vibrancy and creativity of Coventry music. These include instruments, hand-written lyrics, clothing worn on stage, albums and posters from artists such as The Primitives, Hazel O’Connor and Stereo Nation. A highlight of the exhibition is the rare opportunity to see interviews with the artists in newly-made film footage which gives a fascinating glimpse into the history of Coventry music and sheds some light on the break-ups, bust-ups and tours.
For many people the pinnacle of the city’s musical success came with 2 Tone, when The Specials and The Selecter created a distinctive sound which reached an international audience. Yet Coventry has produced many other talented and successful artists, from The Zodiacs, Frank Ifield and Vince Hill, through The Sorrows, the Mighty Avengers and Lieutenant Pigeon, to Hazel O’Connor, King, Panjabi MC, Stereo Nation and current chart successes, The Enemy.