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GALLERY: Rowan Bulmer
Valerie Siebert , January 30th, 2015 15:44

In 2012, Tahita Bulmer of NYPC discovered masses of contact sheets of her father Rowan's photographs of the big names of Swinging London: Jimi Hendrix, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Elton John and more among them. Here, Rowan talks Val Siebert through ten of our favourites. Photographs courtesy of Rowan Bulmer

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Jimi Hendrix
The ones of Jimi Hendrix were taken at the Speakeasy because he went down there most nights if he was in London to play. So I got to know him. And he wasn't too keen on photographers, but we got on quite well and he would just say, 'Oh go on take a picture of me' or something, so I'd just take a snap of him. You can tell it's the Speakeasy because of the gangster imagery. You went downstairs into a funeral parlour. There was a coffin there, and men dressed up in top hats. And if they knew you then they opened the cupboard for you.


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