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Dozens of previously unpublished '60s and '70s photos of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, Johnny Cash, Buddy Rich and many other music celebrities are featured in a new book to be released in late October.

John Cosway's Brushes With Fame - Photo Tripping With Music Legends is a 230- page book of his in-your-face black and white celebrity photos snapped in New York City and across Canada from 1959 to the early 1970s.

In all, more than 190 photographs and illustrations.

WireService.ca Media Release (10/11/2018) Port Hope, ON - A new book featuring dozens of previously unpublished photos of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, Johnny Cash, Buddy Rich and many other music legends will be released in late October.

John Cosway's Brushes With Fame - Photo Tripping With Music Legends is a 230- page book of in-your-face black and white celebrity photos snapped in New York City and across Canada from 1959 to the early 1970s.

Fans of the Beatles and Rolling Stones looking for fresh, previously unpublished photos will not be disappointed. Many of the 23 photos from a 1965 Beatles concert and 26 from 1965 and 1966 Rolling Stones concerts have never been shared.

The rare photos show the youthful Beatles and Stones at ease backstage before their performances and on stage in front of thousands of frenzied fans kept at bay by a strong Toronto police and Maple Leaf Gardens security presence.

Other rare photos snapped in Ontario in the 1960s include Little Stevie Wonder at 13 in Chatham in 1963; Rompin' Ronnie Hawkins in Norval in 1963 and Brampton in 1965; Johnny Cash, June Carter, Tex Ritter and Petula Clark in 1966.

There are also performance and audience photos from the Festival Express in Calgary, Alberta, in 1970, with 12 photos of blues legend Janis Joplin on stage, plus the Grateful Dead, Ian and Sylvia, Buddy Guy, Delaney and Bonnie and a dozen unidentified Festival performers needing IDs.

The Vancouver celebrity experience includes John's 16 in-his-face photos of drummer Buddy Rich at Isy's Supper Club in 1970, Led Zeppelin's arrival in 1970, newlyweds Tiny Tim and his bride Miss Vickie, Crowbar's Kelly Jay, Ray Stevens, Lydia Pense of Cold Blood etc.

Also in the Brushes With Fame mix: Sammy Davis Jr., Donovan, Gordon Lightfoot, Pete Seeger, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee, Mandala, the Ugly Ducklings, Mike Darow, Joey Hollingsworth, Dave Mickie, aka David Marsden, Charlie Camilleri, David Rae, Ray Sonin, Elwood Glover, Jack Cullen and more.

In the non-music category, a sunny afternoon in Vancouver's Stanley Park with actors Peter Lawford and Anthony Franciosa and director/actor John Newland on the set of The Deadly Hunt, a 1971 TV movie.

Over 40 pages of text tell the stories behind the photos. Brushes With Fame - Photo Tripping With Music Legends has a late October release date and a $34.95 sticker price, plus shipping.

Just in time for Christmas. For further information and orders, visit

Brushes With Fame - Photo Tripping With Music Legends

For further information, email John Cosway at thecos@the-wire.com

 


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