Blues Hall Juke Joint, Memphis TN
Edward Burne-Jones, A Woman Playing a Cithara, 1896
From the Tate Gallery:
For a number of his later studies Burne-Jones worked in gouache or gold paint on paper prepared with a coloured wash. The figure in this study may relate to the attendant musicians featured in the large painting depicting the sleep of King Arthur in Avalon (Museo de Arte, Ponce, Puerto Rico). Although the instrument is similar to the type of cithara found in ancient Greece, its form was probably invented by Burne-Jones himself.
Shocking Blue | Send Me A Postcard
London girls doing the twist (1962)
She’s A Rainbow | Rolling Stones
Inspiring Composer Quotes III
Ringo Starr and Raquel Welch
Modern - detail from 1963 Motorola Stereo ad.
Song titles such as Astronomy Domine, Interstellar Overdrive, and Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun as well as the music helped earn Pink Floyd a reputation of being a “space rock” band and an association with space and sci-fi/fantasy themes. This led to the Floyd doing gigs such as a sci-fi convention in Detroit and providing music for three different televised celebrations of the Apollo 11 moon landing, which only exacerbated the reputation. The band made efforts to steer away from it, for example early live performances of the epic Echoes had the opening line Planets meeting face to face until Roger Waters changed the setting from space to aquatic (Overhead the albatross…). Eventually they stopped worrying about it enough to embrace it as a slogan on merchandise.