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On the trail of music producer Joe Meek

An exploration of a talented music producer comes to Holloway

08 September, 2017 — By Koos Couvée

The hit music maker who turned down Rod Stewart

A TRAIL of digital projections and live performance celebrating the legacy of visionary music producer Joe Meek goes on show in Holloway this weekend.

Meek produced some of the 1960s most groundbreaking pop music in his poky studio at 304 Holloway Road, and he was named by weekly music magazine NME as the greatest producer of all time.

But his creative genius has been overshadowed by the manner in which he died on February 3, 1967, at the age of 37 – he committed suicide in his studio after shooting his landlady Violet Shenton dead.

This week, live artist Julie Rose Bower will create a trail around Holloway which will include multimedia installations and live performance to “explore 10 ways in which Joe Meek has been misunderstood”. Today (Friday) and Saturday people can follow the multimedia installation trail between 11am and 7pm, starting at Holloway tube station. On Sunday and Monday a live performance and visual projection will be held at 7.30pm. 

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