15 Nov 2017
The Adoration Trilogy is unveiled
On Monday evening, November 13, 2017, 600 people gathered in the Raphael Gallery of the Victoria & Albert Museum in west London for the unveiling of The Adoration Trilogy: In Search of Apollo, a mammoth work of art by renowned British photographer Alistair Morrison in collaboration with Roger Daltrey, who teamed up to create an incredible mixed media artwork that involves over 60 legendary men of rock music.
The complete triptych includes over forty individual panels featuring the elite of rock music in a strange fictitious setting of dark archways and dimly lit tunnels. Photographer Alistair Morrison photographed each musician in turn in various studios, settings, houses and private homes both here and in America and then painstakingly created the finished artwork, bringing everyone together into the dimly-lit setting by use of digital technology and hours and hours piecing together the many individual images to create this masterpiece. The whole project is to benefit both Teen Cancer America and the Teenage Cancer Trust, two charities close to the hearts of both Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend.
Roger with photographer Alistair Morrison, Sir Tom Jones and Peter Frampton. Photo © David M Bennett / Getty Images
Guests at Monday night’s unveiling included Alice Cooper, John Paul Jones, Donovan, Kenney Jones, Peter Frampton, Bill Wyman, Peter Gabriel, Sir Tom Jones, Paul Weller, Sir Ray Davies, Carl Palmer, Chris Farlowe and Sadie Frost.
Above: Roger Taylor, Carl Palmer, Ali Campbell, Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, Sir Van Morrison and Billy Idol. Photo © Alistair Morrison
Above: Nile Rodgers, Mark Knopfler, Bill Wyman, Zak Starkey, Francis Rossi, Ronnie Wood and Kenney Jones. Photo © Alistair Morrison
The musicians featured in The Adoration Trilogy are Bryan Adams, Jeff Beck, Jon Bon Jovi, Ali Campbell, George Clinton, Alice Cooper, Elvis Costello, Roger Daltrey, Ray Davies, Donovan, The Edge, Chris Farlowe, Mick Fleetwood, Peter Frampton, Peter Gabriel, Liam Gallagher, Noel Gallagher, Art Garfunkel, Bob Geldof, Barry Gibb, David Gilmour, Rob Halford, James Hetfield, Billy Idol, Tito Jackson, Billy Joel, Elton John, Brian Johnston, Wilko Johnson, John Paul Jones, Kelly Jones, Mick Jones, Tom Jones, Gary Kemp, Nils Lofgren, Nick Mason, Brian May, Paul McCartney, Don McLean, Van Morrison, Ozzy Osbourne, Jimmy Page, Carl Palmer, Robert Plant, Iggy Pop, Smokey Robinson, Francis Rossi, Neil Sedaka, Slash, Bruce Springsteen, Zak Starkey, Ringo Starr, Rod Stewart, James Taylor, Roger Taylor, Pete Townshend, Steven Tyler, Lars Ulrich, Eddie Vedder, Rick Wakeman, Joe Walsh, Paul Weller, Brian Wilson and Steve Winwood.
Above: Roger Daltrey with Nigel Hinton, author of Buddy and Buddy’s Song, both made into films and starring Roger. Nigel is also the co-writer with Roger of ‘Always Heading Home’, the new song Roger has been performing on his recent solo US and Canada tour. Photo © Richard Evans.
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