Alec Baldwin has pulled together a selection of his favorite rock photos, to be exhibited this weekend only in New York. The collection features iconic images of legends like David Bowie, John Lennon, and The Rolling Stones. But why? Baldwin told us this afternoon, "Jody Britt is a very old friend of mine. I am a fan of her dad's work and the work of several of the photographers in the collection. Rock and roll photography was an essential part of that whole period of my life. I mean, who didn't have a Beatles poster in their bedroom? Who didn't have Robert Plant, Dylan, the Stones, Hendrix, Santana, Yes, the Who, the Dead, the Doors, you name it, on some wall?"
As for seeing those bands back in the day, Baldwin said he saw "Zeppelin in DC in '77 [years after The Song Remains The Same was filmed], and The Who at the Garden in '74. Memory is blurry, but the train ride to the Garden was... exhilarating."
The collection, pulled from Rock Paper Photo's expansive library, will be exhibited at Gallery 151 (132 West 18th Street) starting this Friday, and only running through the weekend. (Hours: Friday, June 28, noon-6 p.m., Saturday, June 29, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday, June 30, noon-6 p.m.) Click through for a preview.