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Arts Culture Hong Kong Exhibition "From Abba to Zappa" Celebrates 70s Music Legends

Hong Kong Exhibition "From Abba to Zappa" Celebrates 70s Music Legends

Hong Kong Exhibition "From Abba to Zappa" Celebrates 70s Music Legends
By Oliver Giles
February 17, 2019
Blue Lotus Gallery takes you back to the 70s with Gijsbert Hanekroot's photo archives


Music fans, take note. On Friday, February 15, Blue Lotus Gallery opened an exhibition of black-and-white images from the archives of photographer Gijsbert ’Gilbert’ Hanekroot, who spent the 1970s photographing music legends including John Lennon, Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan.

"We were catapulted from one world to another," writes Gilbert in his book, From Abba To Zappa. "We saw The Eagles in London, Paul McCartney in the south of France, Bob Dylan in New York and the Stones in Hamburg." But who was his favourite? "My ultimate favourite artist of all time was David Bowie," says Hanekroot. "He was something special, a true artist."

Get a first look at some Hanekroot's photographs in the slideshow below:

 Gijsbert Hanekroot, David Bowie (1976) (Courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery)


Gjisbert Hanekroot, Lou Reed (1972). (Courtest of Blue Lotus Gallery)


Gijsbert Hanekroot, Frank Zappa (1972). (Courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery)


 Gijsbert Hanekroot, Bob Dylan (1974). (Courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery)


 Gijsbert Hanekroot, John Lennon and Yoko Ono (1971). (Courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery)


Gijsbert Hanekroot, Keith Richards (1976). (Courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery)


 Gijsbert Hanekroot, Patti Smith (1976). (Courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery)

Gijsbert Hanekroot, Roxy Music (1980). (Courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery)


 Gijsbert Hanekroot in Hamburg (centre) in a photo taken by Mick Jagger. (Courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery)

From Abba To Zappa runs from February 15 to March 10 at Blue Lotus Gallery, 28 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan. Learm more at

(Related: Van Gogh, Da Vinci, Haring: Artists In Focus Next Year)


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