Huntington Beach, CA, December 12, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Ralph Hulett, local photographer and author whose work has appeared in Relix, Goldmine and Vintage Guitar magazines and on the television programs VH1 "Behind the Music" ABC News Downtown, will exhibit concert photography from his Rock Retrospect Collection and sign copies of his book, "Led Zeppelin: Good Times, Bad Times; A Visual Biography of the Ultimate Band" at The Rock and Roll Emporium at 205 Main Street in downtown Huntington Beach Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. in conjunction with the Surf City Art Walk.
For more than 30 years Ralph Hulett has been capturing the energy and excitement of live musical performances. The son of Disney background/watercolor artist Ralph Hulett Sr. and artist Shirley Sullivan, Ralph began his career by interviewing such luminaries as Eric Burdon, Ed Cassidy (Spirit), Bo Diddley, Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker, Robbie Krieger (Doors), Kenny Loggins, Taj Mahal, Ray Manzarek (Doors), Muddy Waters and Frank Zappa.
However, it is from behind the camera that Ralph truly excels. Ralph's historically significant photographs have been used in numerous documentaries, including: ABC News Downtown: Stevie Nicks, VH1 Behind the Music: Aerosmith, Pat Benatar, Lindsey Buckingham and Carlos Santana
Good Times, Bad Times: Led Zeppelin captures the public and private lives of rock gods Led Zeppelin through rare and iconic photographs. More than any other band, they embodied the rock-star lifestyle of sex, drugs, and rock and roll and came to define the music and culture of the 1970s. Forty years after the release of their first album in 1969, Led Zeppelin—Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham— continues to fascinate and inspire legions of fans, young and old alike.
A general overview of the band’s history will introduce the core of the book: a gallery of more than 200 photographs, laid out in chronological order, more than half of which have never been published. Whether onstage, backstage, recording in the studio, on tour, or at home—the band is shown as never before. From their very first performance in Denmark on September 7, 1968 (as the new Yardbirds) to their last performance in London in 2007, this collection of images will remind die-hard fans why the group became, and remains, one of the greatest and most notorious bands in the history of rock and roll.
The Rock and Roll Emporium is a leading resource for those who want to live the "Rocker Lifestyle" and is a major attraction for downtown Huntington Beach, CA — Surf City, USA. The store has collected authentic autographed guitars; drum heads, photos, collectibles and rock 'n' roll-inspired apparel and accessories from many of the best-known and respected artists in the world.