Mike McCartney’s Liverpool Life features incredible black-and-white photographs documenting the origins of the British Invasion. “It’s the story behind the story, of that magical era,” said Mike McCartney. A self-taught photographer, McCartney perfected his art through years of practice and experimentation, using books from the local library for inspiration. His pictures include playful self-portraits of the artist experimenting with his first camera and intimate, informal scenes of family life in McCartney’s modest childhood home at 20 Forthlin Road.
Thursday, June 26
10 a.m. - noon
Check out the debut of the Rock Hall’s newest exhibit and meet Mike McCartney who will be signing copies of his new book in the exhibit from 10 a.m. - noon. (Museum admission is required.)
“We’ve been visiting the Rock Hall for three years, about two times per year. Your displays are fabulous and we learn something new each time we’re here...It’s even allowing us to teach our 9-year-old son about all music...So do we think it’s worth a three-and-a-half-hour drive from Dayton, Ohio in the pouring rain? You bet! Rock on.” “Wow - This is the music of our lives. This place is awesome - extremely impressive. We grew up on Alan Freed, Bandstand and Cousin Brucie. Keep up the good work - we’ll be back.”