A new search is under way to unearth images of the late, great but sadly under-photographed Nick Drake. The reclusive singer-songwriter, who died in 1974 at the age of just 26, eschewed what we now regard as the normal promotional spotlight for any artist, with the result that there are precious few photos of him, and not one of him performing on stage.
Photographic agency Getty Images have launched a campaign in conjunction with publishers Endeavour London and live music subscription service Jukely to reach out to longtime Drake fans who may have previously unseen images of him. The English artist may have played no more than 20 live shows during his short life, and organisers are especially interested to find out whether any admirers of his work may have pictures taken at his concerts at the Roundhouse in London, at Birmingham Town Hall or the Goodwill To All pub in Middlesex.
Any photos submitted by members of the public may be added to the archive, and if of sufficient quality, will be licenced by Getty, to be used and monetised on behalf of the owner of the image. Needless to say, if any uDiscover readers have pictures of Drake in a photo album, drawer or attic, let us know in the comments box and we will make the connections.
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