Sunday, April 19, 2020

Sights and Sounds: ‘One World: Together at Home’; animated follow-up to 'Yellow Submarine'?; 'Behind The Lens' live-stream

The Rolling Stones performing on April 18, 2020. Photo: YouTube
Like  countless others of music fans, I've been mostly sheltering in place and catching performances online. I appreciate the effort by the entertainment community to assist during the COVID-19 pandemic. There have been a series of benefits and parade of artists performing from home in stripped-down performances, but this was a high-profile event and featured many of the world's most popular artists in informal and unique settings.

Here are just a few thoughts on yesterday's "One World: Together at Home" live-stream benefit in support of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic that has spanned the globe.

Charlie Watts during the "One World: Together at Home" event.
Photo: YouTube
My favorite performance - hands down - was courtesy of The Rolling Stones and their performance of "You Can't Always Get What You Want." Mick Jagger sounded absolutely fantastic and Charlie Watts killed it via the playful and precise way he completed his air-drumming on the track. 

A last-minute addition to the star-studded lineup, the Stones' performance easily outdistanced turns from Paul McCartney, Elton John, LizzoLady Gaga and rising star Billie Eilish.

In the end, it was great to see an additional focus on the public health officials and other real life heroes who are on the front lines in the fight to save lives during this crisis. 

Could Disney Produce a Beatles Animated Film?

Check out TJR's thought-provoking episode where he ponders whether Disney might create an animated follow-up to the Beatles' classic "Yellow Submarine." Watch the episode now:

Finally, this afternoon at 5 p.m. EDT (2 p.m. Pacific Time), award-winning celebrity photographer Timothy White will be doing a Behind The Lens Livestream on Morrison Hotel Gallery’s Instagram. White is one of the world's most sought-after celebrity photographers. For over 30 years, he has worked with an endless number of A-list stars of the stage, screen, and recording studio. He is well-known for his brilliance in capturing an entire story in one split-second click of the shutter. From deeply intimate and vulnerable moments to playful poses, White's photography offers a unique interpretation of extraordinary names and faces. 

The New Jersey native, who was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2019, has worked with everyone from Sophia Loren and Angelina Jolie to Arnold Schwarzenegger and John Travolta; from Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney to Billy Joel, Aretha Franklin and Bon Jovi. White has created timeless portraits and some of the most iconic movie posters and album covers the world has ever known. 

Offering fans unprecedented access inside the daily lives and legendary archives of the music industry's most captivating personalities, Morrison Hotel Gallery's Behind The Lens format expands its reach with the unveiling of a new Instagram Live/IGTV video series. Streaming directly from a featured photographer's home or studio, each episode merges elements of storytelling, conversational Q&A and the cultivation of a global music culture in accordance with the evolving brand identity of Morrison Hotel Gallery, the international leader in fine art music photography.

The Behind The Lens Livestreams are fantastic and so much fun to be a part of. Mick Rock, Danny Clinch, Lynn Goldsmith and Neal Preston have all done them to rave reviews.

Robert Kinsler

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