Ken Regan has been photographing rock celebs since the early 1960s. In the intervening 50 years, the list of musicians he's snapped reads like a who's who of the industry: Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee, Elvis, the Beatles, the Stones, Dylan, Jim Morrison, the Band, Arlo Guthrie, Johnny Cash, CSN&Y, the Eagles, James Taylor, Stevie Nicks, Springsteen, etc., etc. ALL ACCESS is Regan's chronicle of that long, strange photographic trip.
ALL ACCESS is a hefty piece of work, 288 pages featuring over 300 b&w and color pix reproduced on high-quality paper. The book is organized chronologically by decade:the 1960s, '70s, '80s, '90s and 2000s. The shots range from fairly straightforward group portraits to in-concert pix, goofing-off-before-the-show photos, at home candids and so on. The book favors the Stones and Dylan; not surprising since Regan did five tours with Mick & the Boys and one with Dylan. Regan's entertaining and insightful comments nicely compliment the pix.
Short and sweet: Regan's book is a hoot, an enjoyable, well-photographed time-tripping travelogue through the music industry. Just beware that it comes with a hefty $75.00 price tag. Recommended.
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