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1950s Hit Parade

Shirley Bassey
by Derek Allen
NPG x45658

Rooms 30 and 31
Admission Free

1950s Hit Parade
Photographs of pop pioneers who first came to chart prominence in the 1950s including Winifred Atwell, Shirley Bassey, The Beverley Sisters and Petula Clark.


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Untitled, c.1973 (Alex Chilton) by William Eggleston © Eggleston Artistic Trust

Eggleston Playlist

William Eggleston was closely associated with the alternative music scene in Memphis. Revisit our 2016 exhibition and listen to a special playlist.

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