by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, November 1973
9 1/2 in. x 6 3/8 in. (240 mm x 163 mm) image size
Bequeathed by Harry Diamond, 2012
Sitterback to top
- Edward Kennedy ('Duke') Ellington (1899-1974), Pianist and composer. Sitter in 5 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Harry Diamond (1924-2009), Photographer. Artist of 217 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (Rainbow Theatre, 232 Seven Sisters Road, London, N4 3NP)
Events of 1973back to top
Current affairsWith the international oil crisis, and British coal miners 'working to rule' (a form of partial strike), Prime Minister Edward Heath implements the 'three day week' for industry in order to prolong fuel stocks.
Art and sciencePink Floyd release Dark Side of the Moon. The album opens with the sound of a heartbeat and instead of a set of individual songs, each track merges into the next to create a continuous piece of music. The LP was one of the most commercially successful albums of all time.
InternationalThe Arab-Israeli conflict continues with the Yom Kippur War. Egypt and Syria invaded Israel followed shortly by Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. The conflict lasted for just 18 days before a UN ceasefire was put into place. The events led to an increase in the price of Arab oil, causing economic problems in the West.
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