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FAB-gallery presents: THE GOLDEN ERA, an exhibition of photographs, shown for the first time in the United States, of some of the most Iconic rock musicians of all time, from the collection of UK collector Mark Hayward.              

FAB-gallery, 2001 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405.  

The opening public reception : October 22nd, 2016, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
Exhibition dates: October 22nd through November 26th.
Gallery viewing hours:
Tuesday through Friday, 11:00 am to 5:00pm, weekends by appointment.


“The Golden Era” will comprise photographs from the collection of the UK’s Rock culture guru, Mark Hayward, Brought to the USA by Chris Gray and curated by Delia Cabral and Flavio Bisciotti. These limited-edition photographs will be seen and offered for sale for the first time in the USA. The exhibition will also share the stories behind each image, granting viewers a peek into the history of these rock icons in their beginnings, their burgeonings, and their private moments. Among the notable images:

Mick Jagger 1968, taken on the film set of a performance  by Sir Cecil Beaton

Pink Floyd 1969, with their new guitar player, the bearded David Gilmour replacing deceased founding member Syd Barrett (photo taken in London’s Kew Gardens, outside the largest glass palm tree house in the world)

Rolling Stones 1965 taking public transport, caught on camera for the only time. The Stones were heading out of London from Victoria station on October 5th to play in Brighton .

Sex Pistols 1976, the original line-up featuring Glenn Matlock on bass (ultimately replaced by Sid Vicious after the Sex Pistols’ first hit, Anarchy in the UK). The photo was taken at Emi house in Manchester Square, London, on the same staircase as the Beatles’ photo featured on the cover of the Red Album 1963-1966

Many more rock-on moments will be on view, capturing a vivid sense of the Golden Era of Rock

Record producer Mark Hayward, one of Rock’s best-known scholars and savants, is the first person to understand the potential of Rock memorabilia and was the first to open a shop devoted to it. Hayward Started his empire with a pre-Punk stand in Carnaby Street’s early Soho Market, Hayward graduated to two stores off Oxford St and Camden Town, UK , both filled to the brim with amazing Rock collectibles. Over the past 30 years Hayward has amassed a museum-quality archive of Rock, including items that have never seen the light of day.

Mark Hayward is making available limited edition prints exclusively from his personal Archive. This is a one-time opportunity to view and own some of these unique gems. Chris Gray is a long time friend of Mark Hayward and a music expert and aficionado has been working with Mark Hayward for the part 10 years seeking the perfect gallery to bring this collections through, He is responsible for making the arrangements to connect all the parties involved together to make the Golden Era exhibition possible.

The Hayward collection:
Mark Hayward has been buying and selling pop memorabilia for 30 years. From a stall in Camden market he opened the first shop specializing in the field just off Oxford Street, in the 1980s finally graduating to the trendier Carnaby street. As a record producer he signed bands of the stature of Charlie Watts’ Quintet to his UFO label, touring the band at home and abroad, as well as The Cranberries. Throughout his career he has bought, for his own collection, the cream of the popular music memorabilia to come on the market. He has often appeared on radio and television, as a widely known and intelligent expert on popular culture..


Santa Monica

September 2016

For MORE INFORMATION Contact: Delia Cabral (310) 770-2525