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  • Writer's pictureJose Martinez


Updated: Feb 6

In a dazzling Grammy Awards weekend kick-off celebration, Morrison Hotel Gallery and Stand Together Music hosted an exclusive industry event at the Sunset Marquis on Thursday, February 1st. The jam-packed party featured live performances by Grammy-nominated artists Larkin Poe who won “Best Contemporary Blues Album” at the Grammy Awards; Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown; and a dynamic DJ set by The Muses. 


Adding to the allure of the night was the presence of a of A-list celebrities, including the legendary Darryl McDaniels, Killer Mike, Norman Reedus, Nile Rodgers, Chance the Rapper, Brady Blade, Marcus King, Julian Lennon, Elijah Blue Allman (Cher's son) Indio Downey (Robert Downey Jr’s son), Grace Bowers, Michelle Branch, and many more. Their attendance underscored the event's status as the must-attend gathering for industry elites and music enthusiasts alike.


The evening served as a tribute to the iconic photography of the late-great Mick Rock. Attendees were transported into Rock's legendary world as they immersed themselves in his captivating images of music legends such as David Bowie, Queen, Lou Reed, Debbie Harry, Iggy Pop, Lenny Kravitz, Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Rey, and more. Original signed prints from Rock's extensive collection were made available for purchase for the first time since his passing.

Timothy White of Morrison Hotel Gallery, kicked the night off and introduced Mick’s widow Pati Rock, who gave a short and touching speech to her late husband. Holding true to the Mick Rock mystique the night was drenched in rock n roll, as the rain fell from the sky. Performances by Larkin Poe, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown were nothing short of magic.

Currently, the Morrison Hotel Gallery is presenting Love Songs, a photographic tribute to love’s myriad forms. This exhibition invites viewers to take a look back at love stories for the ages through the lens of music history's most prominent couples whose romances are immortalized in song and iconic imagery.



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