Former Stone’s photo exhibition to roll into Peebles
- 25 September 2007
A town in the Borders has joined the likes of San Francisco, LA and Tokyo to host a photo exhibition by former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman.
The town is the only UK location to show the collection of pictures, which include the 70-year-old bassist’s beginnings with the Stones, as well as music legends John Lennon and Eric Clapton.
Wyman agreed to use the Eastgate theatre for his exhibition throughout October in a bid to raise the profile of the 200-seat venue, which last year was on the brink of financial ruin.
He was asked by Berwickshire-based rock author Richard Havers, who has written books with the musician.
Havers commented: “I had dinner with a mutual friend who said the theatre needed to increase its profile.
“I said I’d ask Bill to come up and Bill, being a good bloke, said yes.”
The manager of the Eastgate theatre, Joanne Thomson said: “Every theatre is always on the verge of financial disaster, but at the moment things are looking good.”