Author Archive

From the Archive: Glen Friedman, Ian MacKaye, Eric Brace, and Govinda Gallery, June 6, 2000  //

It was not long after the “turn of the century” in May of 2000 that Govinda Gallery presented the first exhibition of Glen Friedman’s photographs. Here is a short video of Friedman talking about meeting the MacKaye Brothers at a Bad Brains’ show, along with some commentary by Eric Brace and Chris Murray.

Jimi Hendrix’s 80th Birthday  //

Jimi Hendrix at Mason’s Yard, London, 1967. © Gered Mankowitz. Today would be Jimi Hendrix’s 80th birthday. Jimi was the ‘Greatest Of All Time’ at what he did. Here is a link to John Kelly’s story in the Washington Post about Govinda Gallery director Chris Murray’s evening with Jimi Hendrix, as well as Murray’s post […]

Sound & Vision, Elvis and Junior Marvin at 1310 Kitchen & Bar!  //

Last week Jenn Crovato, Chef extraordinaire and proprietor of 1310 Kitchen & Bar in Georgetown, Washington DC, hosted Sound & Vision Monumental Rock & Roll Photography featuring an illustrated talk and book signing with Chris Murray, Director of Govinda Gallery.  The event also featured food favored by many of the music icons seen in the Sound & Vision presentation. The event […]

Happy Birthday George Harrison  //

George Harrison, Madison Square Garden, August 1, 1971. Photo by Barry Feinstein. And yes—all ‘things’ do pass, except: the one true path in George’s songs. The ever-present wisdom path which leads to the awakening of love…asleep within us all. ~Donovan From Donovan’s preface to George Harrison: Be Here Now by Barry Feinstein with Chris Murray […]

People Magazine, Bob Dylan, Ted Russell and Govinda Gallery  //

People Magazine celebrated Bob Dylan’s birthday this week with an in depth look at Ted Russell’s photographs of Dylan, including the first professional photographs taken of Dylan in November of 1961, just before the release of his first album. Writer Sam Gillette interviews Chris Murray about LIFE photographer Ted Russell and his now historic images […]

Sally Grossman R.I.P….”Bringing It All Back Home”  //

Govinda Gallery showed Daniel Kramer’s enigmatic color photograph of Bob Dylan with Sally Grossman lounging behind him, in Kramer’s first exhibition in the spring of 1991. The image was also shown at the inaugural exhibition at Seattle’s Experience Music Project Artist to Icon in 2001, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music in Memphis in […]

People Magazine, George Harrison, Barry Feinstein and Govinda Gallery  //

This story was published by People magazine on February 25th, 2021, on the occasion of George Harrison’s birthday. By Sam Gillette | February 25, 2021 06:05 PM Since the 1980s, Chris Murray has championed the genre now known as “rock photography” — most recently, images of the famous English musician, George Harrison, who helped change […]

The Magical Mystery Hour Interview on “George Harrison: Be Here Now” from Rizzoli  //

This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the release of George Harrison’s  #1 album All Things Must Pass. Today author and curator Chris Murray will give a live interview about his recently published book of Barry Feinstein’s amazing photographs, George Harrison: Be Here Now (Rizzoli), on The Magical Mystery Hour radio show in Cleveland, hosted […]

“George Harrison: Be Here Now”  //

This month is the 50th anniversary of the release of George Harrison’s masterpiece All Things Must Pass, on November 27th, 1970. That recording remains the best selling album by a Beatle to this day and showcased the musical genius of George Harrison. Rizzoli has just published a stunning book, George Harrison: Be Here Now, which […]

Book Launch in Ireland For ‘The Pure Drop’ by Carlotta Hester  //

There was a brilliant book launch in Ireland last month for The Pure Drop, Carlotta Hester’s book of drawings of traditional Irish musicians, singers, and dancers, and featuring a foreword by Alice McDermott. It took place on a beautiful sunny Sunday in Cavan town’s Market Square, with over a dozen musical artists performing. It was […]

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