Throwback Thursday: Performances

In this week’s throwback journey, let’s explore theatrical and musical performances, featuring scenes of the 1890s to 2005 and more offered in the photographic archives from The Commons.

Theatrical Performance

Title: Theatrical Performance
Artist: Kusakabe Kimbei
Artist Bio: Japanese, 1841 – 1934
Creation Date: c. 1890s
Process: albumen print

Kris Kristofferson and Johnny Cash at the University Concert Hall, Limerick 1993

Kris Kristofferson and Johnny Cash at the University Concert Hall, Limerick, Ireland, 1993.
Scene shows performance by Country Music entertainer, Faron Young and band on outdoor stage in Jackson, Mississippi. Taken sometime in 1963.

Theatrical performance at Western College on Tree Day 1902

Theatrical performance at Western College on Tree Day 1902.

Performance of Swan Lake at Her Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, 1953

Performance of Swan Lake at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Brisbane, 1953. The Majesty theatre was demolished it on 23 October 1983 and the Hilton Hotel and Wintergarden Shopping Centre were built on the site.

The Al Shaw Trio at the Mayfair Ballroom

Shot of the Al Shaw Trio playing at the Mayfair Ballroom, Newcastle upon Tyne in March 1962.

Ukas bilde/Photo of the week 11/2012

First signs of rock’n roll in the National Archives of Norway. One of the most influential bands in the 60’s, The Pussycats, from a gig in Grimstad July 1967.

The Pussycats were formed in Tromsø in 1964. In 1966 they released two albums, Psst! Psst! and Mrr…Mrrr…, which were both very successful. Sten Ekroth was the band’s manager in “the golden days”, and was known for his creative marketing and unusual stunts to get the band noticed. He managed to get the band the job as the warm-up act for the Rolling Stones on their Nordic tour in 1965, where they performed in Sjølysthallen in Oslo, among other places. The Pussycats later contributed on Ole Paus’ Garman and released two records that didn’t quite make it to the top. After several changes in the band’s setup, the band dissolved in 1973.

2005 Powwow

The National Museum of the American Indian sponsored the National Powwow in 2002, 2005, and 2007 as a way of presenting to the public the diversity and social traditions of contemporary Native cultures. Creator/Photographer: Walter Larrimore.

To join this series, tweet @flickr with your favorite photos, and include the hashtag #ThrowbackThursday. And if you’d rather not tweet, simply include the same hashtag in your Flickr photo title, or tag it with ThrowbackThursday. We can’t wait to see what time period and subjects show up next in pictures. From old scans to new photos of throwback memories, we like them all. In the meantime, you can also find inspiration in The Commons on Flickr.

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