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Exhibition to celebrate 30 years since The La’s first tour

Music fans will be given a glimpse of rare and unseen photographs of The La’s during a celebratory exhibition in Liverpool.

The display will document the first tour by the homegrown band back in 1987, and will also coincide with the release of ‘The La’s 1987’ – a compilation of unreleased studio recordings and live rarities from the same year.

Liverpool record company The Viper Label and RedHouse Originals Gallery are behind the exhibition, which will open at The Florrie on Mill Street from 15 September until 7 October.

The photographs were taken by friend of the band Jake Summerton and were recently re-discovered at his son’s house in Wales.

The La’s guitarist, Paul Hemmings says: “Jake Summerton was one of the first people to take photos of The La’s. I remember him being a ball of energy. He knew he was capturing a magical time and had the eye to do it.

“I’m extremely pleased he is now getting the credit he so rightly deserves.”

Images showing the group’s performance at the Marquee Club in London, when hit ‘There She Goes’ was performed to a live audience for the first time, are among the highlights to be showcased.

There will also be handwritten lyrics, gig posters and setlists as well as pictures from the archive of Liverpool photographer Mark McNulty.

Following its Liverpool run, the exhibition will then go on display at RedHouse Originals Gallery in Harrogate.

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