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'Who Shot Rock & Roll' photos: Gonna look 'til the midnight hour

October 19, 2012|By Mike Boehm
  • Wilson Pickett singing in 1966, with Jimi Hendrix at his side and Cornell DuPree behind him. The Annenberg Space for Photography is staying open 'til the midnight hour this weekend to accommodate an anticipated closing rush to see this picture and 165 others in its "Who Shot Rock & Roll" exhibition.
Wilson Pickett singing in 1966, with Jimi Hendrix at his side and Cornell… (William "PoPsie" Randolph/Annenberg…)

Wilson Pickett sang it, and now you can do it – wait ‘til the midnight hour.

The wicked Pickett, pictured in a 1966 photo by William "PoPsie" Randolph with a pre-fame Jimi Hendrix and another ace guitarist, Cornell DuPree, was singing about action in the boudoir in his 1965 hit, “In the Midnight Hour.”

We’re talking about looking at pictures this weekend at the Annenberg Space for Photography.

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The Century City venue is staying open until midnight Friday and Saturday to accommodate an anticipated closing rush for “Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present.”

The exhibition, organized by the Brooklyn Museum, features the work of more than 100 photographers, including Diane Arbus, Ed Colver, Anton Corbijn, Henry Diltz, David LaChapelle, Annie Leibovitz and Linda McCartney.

The final day of the four-month run is Sunday, when closing time is an un-rock 'n' roll-ish 6 p.m.

A spokeswoman for the Annenberg Space said the touring show, which was extended two weeks beyond its originally planned closing date, is already No. 1 with a bullet when it comes to exhibition attendance since the museum's 2009 opening. Totals were not immediately available.


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