Celebrating Coventry’s rich musical heritage, from Frank Ifield to The Enemy More Than Two Tones brings together for the first time a fantastic selection of music memorabilia highlighting the vibrancy and creativity of the scene.
For many people the pinnacle of the city’s musical success came with 2 Tone, when The Specials and The Selecter created a distinctive sound reaching out to an international audience. Thanks to the recent highly successful revival of The Specials Coventry’s other musical heroes are being highlighted through the exhibition.
From the diversity of The Zodiacs, Frank Ifield and Vince Hill, through The Sorrows, The Mighty Avengers and Lieutenant Pigeon, to Hazel O’Connor, King, Panjabi MC, Stereo Nation and current chart successes, The Enemy the exhibition highlights their achievements.
Many of the artists have contributed instruments, on stage outfits, handwritten song lyrics, albums and posters to the exhibition and there is also a rare opportunity to see interviews with the artists in newly-made film footage. But lets not forget the exhibition would not be complete without the opportunity to listen to the great songs produced themselves.
The exhibition will be held at The Herbert, Coventry from Sat 3 October – Sun 3 January 2010. Free entry