An Evening with Michael Friedman: The Lost Negatives of Rock and Roll

Posted by Susan Moran on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 7:46 PM

The Weston Historical Society will host a one-night-only reception; “An Evening with Michael Friedman: The Lost Negative of Rock and Roll” on Sunday, October 21stfrom 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., at the society’s museum, 104 Weston Road, Weston, CT. Mr. Friedman will be presenting a selection of his highly-acclaimed, black and white photographs of Rock & Roll’s most iconic performers including: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, The Band, and more. In addition, he will share a glimpse of what it was like to work with, tour with, and photograph these rock legends.

In the late 1960s, Mr. Friedman worked for the legendary music management firm, ABGM. ABGM’s talent roster was a who’s who of rock, pop, and folk that included Bob Dylan, The Band, Janis Joplin, Richie Havens, Todd Rundgren, Paul Butterfield, Kris Kristofferson, and Gordon Lightfoot.

Working day in and day out with these storied musicians, Friedman was able to take 1,000 black and white photographs on-stage, back stage, and in studio capturing the essence of that historic period in rock, folk, and popular music. 

Friedman packed away his negatives in the early 70s, and then lost track of them; until 2016 when he discovered the missing negatives in the attic of his Weston, CT home.

Recently the photographs have been on display at The California Heritage Museum, and now, before they travel to The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland Ohio, they are at The Weston Historical Society as part of their “Life in the Sixties” exhibit. In addition to Mr. Friedman’s presentation, signed selections from his collection will be available for purchase, with a percentage of the proceeds to benefit The Weston Historical Society.

 “An Evening with Michael Friedman: The Lost Negatives of Rock and Roll” is open to the public, with a suggested donation of $10 per person.  Refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact The Weston Historical Society, at, or call 203 266-1804. 


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