Morrison Hotel Gallery Celebrates 10 Years with Benefit Concert (theaudioperv.com)

Bebe Buell (center) with legendary rock photographer Mick Rock (r). (PHOTO: Tina Benitez-Eves)

Julian Lennon, rock photography royalty including Mick Rock, Merri Cyr and Bob Gruen, actress Gina Gershon and others were under one roof for the 10th anniversary benefit concert for the Morrison Hotel Gallery at the Cutting Room Thursday night. A Joel Brodsky-captured, bare-chested and back-arched Iggy Pop in black and white, candid glimpses of the Beatles through Robert Whitaker’s eyes, a kaleidoscope-colored Bowie circa Ziggy Stardust (Rock) and more were on display and part of a silent auction. A percentage of proceeds from the event went to Rational Animal, a New York non-profit that works to improve the lives of homeless animals in the city and the White Feather Foundation, which helps increase awareness of environmental and humanitarian issues.

Cocktails paying homage to Beatles’ “Blackbird” from The White Album and other rock classics, a night video tribute to legendary photographer Herman Leonard with Joey Ramone’s Louis Armstrong cover of “What a Wonderful World” playing in the background opened the night. Famous for capturing Etta James, Frank Sinatra, a young Tony Bennett, Miles Davis and other legends, Leonard passed away last year at the age of 87.  More

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~ by Tina Benitez-Eves on October 16, 2011.

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