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New Book - The Who by Marcus Hearn

Writer and journalist Marcus Hearn has created new book THE WHO (Titan Books, July 2012) which traces the progress of the seminal band from their status as sharp-suited mods, to psychedelic stars and pioneers of rock opera. Hearn - who previously wrote the story of the Beatles’ final world tour Eight Days a Week – followed the multi-million record selling band on the road and during several iconic TV and festival performances.

THE WHO by Marcus Hearn (Titan Books, July 2012)

THE WHO by Marcus Hearn (Titan Books, July 2012)

The captivating book contains over 160 rare and unseen images, ranging from live shots of the group's pub gigs from the summer of 1964 to the Isle of Wight Festival, the Marquee Club and 2005's Live 8. Available now via Titan Books, priced £14.99.

British Workwear 2012

Fred Perry, three times Wimbledon champion was the son of a Stockport cotton spinner. This season's British Workwear range draws on this heritage, inspired by the factory floor and the working men’s clubs of the 1930s and 40s.

Fred Perry British Workwear Inspiration

Styles have a utility influence, fabrics are relaxed yet durable, colours are warm -  greys, tonal greens and blues feature alongside autumnal browns; punctuated with copper hardwear and herringbone twill details. Pure wool tailored jackets are teamed with heavyweight canvas workwear trousers. Chunky rib and Aran cable knits are layered over soft chambray shirting and seasonal stripes. Shirts are finished with reinforced collars, cardigans with patch elbow details and heavy duty copper zips - all reminiscent of traditional work wear styles. 

British Workwear Mens Miners Jacket

Fred Perry British Workwear Oxford Shirt

1940s bus ticket inspired prints are seen on sweats and t –shirts.The classic Royal Oxford Shirt with button down collar is given a seasonal update with reinforced panelling and a ‘ticket’ inspired woven patch.

Heavy duty scotch grain leathers and canvases are used across the accessories range – with both footwear and bags complete with copper hardwear and functional style details.

Blur 21: The Exhibition

It's been a busy year for Blur, with the release of new material Under the Westway and The Puritan and the small matter of a certain closing concert to prepare for. After working on individual projects - ranging from opera to cheese production – the band have regrouped for what may well be one of the most poignant years in their 21 as a band. In celebration, the Londonewcastle Project Space has teamed up with EMI and Spotify to present Blur 21: The Exhibition. The collection of over 70 images follows the band from the release of their debut album Leisure in 1991, with many never-before-seen shots taken by the likes of Penny Smith, Paul Postle and Banksy.

Blur with Phil Daniels - © Paul Postle

Blur with Phil Daniels © Paul Postle

Curated by Dave Brolan, a leading expert on music photography, the exhibition includes shots from the group’s earliest beginnings as ‘Seymour’, through the 1990s and the height of Britpop to their current status as BRIT award winners for their Outstanding Contribution to Music. The varied selection of images includes stage shots, artwork and now iconic portraits, making this a must for fans of the band and Britpop aficionados.

Blur 21: The Exhibition will take place at the Londonewcastle Project Space, 28 Redchurch St, London, from the 27th July - 14th August 2012. In collaboration with EMI Music and Spotify.