( Pictured from left to right was the infamous Shep Gordon, Nikki Sixx from Motley Crue, Bill Wyland, myself, my son Matisse, Alice Cooper and Uncle Willie K )
Well it was it was quite an AMAZING NIGHT (my opening Exhibition at the Bill Wyland Gallery in Lahaina, Maui) to say the least, WHAT A TURN OUT! There were so many people that came it, looked like a Rock Concert ... I want to thank each an everyone that came and apologize to those I didn't have chance to chat with. ALOHA!!!
Over the past 45 years, Ruby Mazur's innovative & influential artistry has been displayed in galleries around the globe. At the age of 21, Brooklyn born Mazur was hired as Art Director of Paramount Records, and within that first year he received a Grammy award nomination for his design on the "CrowFoot" album cover. It was at this time that the music industry executives began to take notice of Mazur's artistic genius. In 1971, just two years into his career, Ruby opened his own creative design agency in New York, Los Angeles and London, working with top record companies including EMI, Warner Brothers, Atlantic, Paramount, MCA, Pye and ABC. ABC Records eventually bought Mazur's studio and brought Mazur in as Creative Director. Mazur has created some amazing graphics but his most famous creation was the “Mouth & Tongue” designed for The Rolling Stones originally used on the “Tumbling Dice” record sleeve. His outrageous and trend setting designs have graced over 3,000 various album covers for the likes of Elton John, Billy Joel, Ray Charles, Sarah Vaughn, Van Morrison, Jim Croce Jimmy Buffett, and B.B. King in addition to such movie sound tracks as "Love Story", "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory", "Malcolm X" and "Lenny Bruce". These days Ruby lives on Maui, Hawaii ... just painting, painting, painting.
Gwen Lynn was out all night hoping to get Elton John to sign her original painting of him by Ruby Mazur.
She did not get him to sign it but Nigel Olsson was on hand to sign the piece.
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Elton John graced the stage with his musical talents for the first in the Fountain City before thousands of people on Wednesday night.This stop is part of his "Wonderful Crazy Night" tour. Gwen Lynn traveled from New York to see his performance. She's been a fan for more than 40 years."Since I was a little bitty kid. 'Your Song,' 'Bennie and the Jets,' 'Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting.' He was on Soul Train which was great and well as the current album, 'Wonderful Crazy Night,'" Lynn said.She also brought along a special piece of memorabilia poster to the concert."It cost me a pretty penny, so I'm hoping to have it signed. Elton if you are listening, please sign my poster," she said... read more
I am a huge Rolling Stones fan, so I jumped at the opportunity to talk with graphic artist Ruby Mazur. Ruby created thousands of album covers as a graphic artist but may be best known for creating the mouth & tongue logo for the Rolling Stones. Find out how Mick Jagger reacted when he first saw the logo. read more