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Completed Painting -- Thomas Jordan Gallery -- Rock Stars
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Tom is excited to announce the completion of second of two music entertainment paintings, a tribute to the greatest rock stars ever. Almost everyone enjoys music and the way a song, album or artist can bring back the fondest of memories. It is with this very thought in mind, that inspired Tom to create this music entertainment painting, Rock Stars. The notion of a “Rock Star” was first mentioned in the very early 1960's — before that and for a while after as well, the biggest musicians of this new, fast evolving musical genre were simply pop stars. There came a time in the mid ’60s when rock ‘n roll overwhelmed the pop charts, and the previous giants of record sales, the Sinatras and Miles Davises, receded into the distance, and the generational seam between the Baby Boomers and their parents was sealed. So this is a painting of rock stars, not necessarily the best musicians, or most important songwriters, (although there are many of them included). A rock star is, perhaps by definition, undefinable. They just are. They’re luminescent. Even when, in some cases, they didn’t want to be.

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Thomas Jordan Gallery -- Rock Stars

Top Section -- The Kinks, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Foo Fighters, Scorpions, The Moody Blues, Yes, The Pretenders, The Edgar Winter Group, Supertramp, The Cars, The Clash, The Yardbirds, Alice Cooper, Hall & Oates, The Steve Miller Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Kingsmen - LOUIE, LOUIE, Bad Company, Cream, Rush with Geddy Lee, Metallica with James Hatfield, Journey with Steve Perry, Lynyrd Skynyrd with Ronnie Van Zant
Second Section -- Genesis, The Doobie Brothers, Billy Joel, STYX, Pat Benatar, The Who, REM, Rod Stewart, Pearl Jam, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Neil Young, The Cure, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Jethro Tull, David Bowie, Eurythmics, The Beach Boys, Roy Orbison, Iron Maiden, Steely Dan, The Dave Matthews Band, Nirvana, The Doors with Jim Morrison, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Kiss, Bon Jovi
Third Section -- Chuck Berry, Black Sabbath, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, U2, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Santana, Deep Purple, ELO, Spinal Tap, Blind Faith, Van Morrison, The Mamas & The Papas, Boston, Joe Cocker, Prince, Thin Lizzy, Ozzy, Derek and the Dominos, Steppenwolf, Smashin Pumpkins, Chicago, Billy Idol, Blondie, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Pink Floyd, Axel Rose with Guns & Roses, David Lee Roth & Eddie Van Halen with Van Halen, Bruce Springsteen
Fourth Section -- The Charlie Daniel’s Band, TOTO, Heart, Blood Sweat & Tears, Talking Heads, Moterhead, Foreigner, Loverboy, Stray Cats, Sammy Hager, The Ramones, Kansas, Jefferson Airplane, Judas Priest, Eagles, The Birds, Blue Oyster Cult, The Grateful Dead, Nickelback, Elvis Presley, Motley Crue, Meat Loaf, AC/DC, Coldplay, Counting Crows, ZZ Top, Cheap Trick, Lenny Kravtiz, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wayne’s World, Green Day, Janis Joplin, Tool, Radiohead, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Alice In Chains, Def Leppard, INXS, Stone Temple Pilots, The Allman Brothers Band, Robert Plant with LED ZEPPELIN, Steven Tyler with Aerosmith, John, Paul, George & Ringo with the Beatles, Freddie Mercury with Queen, Mic Jagger with the Rolling Stones, and many more...