During an interview today with the Edmonton Sun's Mike Ross, Mike McCartney joked that he is "taller and more handsome" than his brother Paul, but would say no more. He explained that Liverpudlians have "class" and "dignity" and do not go around revealing family secrets.
Mike preferred to talk about his new photo exhibit: Mike McCartney's Liverpool - Sixties Black and White - a series of images on display at Edmonton's Provincial Museum's Sixties show which will run through May 12. (See March 20)
Although there are no Beatles photos in the exhibit (aside from a shot of George Harrison's car which Mike included as an "homage), there are plenty of photos of other celebrities in Liverpool: the back of Little Richard's head, Graham Nash sleeping, a blurred shot of Queen Elizabeth through a car window, and a shot of Elvis Presley (that supposedly proves the King was in Liverpool) and a photo of an angry Jerry Lee Lewis caught in the act of screaming at a horde of teenage fans which included young Mike with his camera. He will share the stories behind his photos tomorrow evening during "A Night With Mike McCartney," Of this particular Liverpool collection of photos Mike says:"The challenge is to find something as fascinating as the Beatles. This is the test. Are the things on the walls of sufficient interest and strength to get people in here, to enjoy another aspect, another side to Liverpool? I think so. Nobody knows about it. Nobody's ever seen these. So the chance to come over and give you a little slice of Liverpool was my greatest interest.""A Night With Mike McCartney" will include his presentation and "gourmet" British pub food. He might even be convinced to sing: "Every now and then, if I feel like headbanging, I headbang."
(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)
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