Wright, Tom (Photographer), 1944-

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Tom Wright was born in Alabama in 1944. In the early 1960s, he studied photography at England's Ealing Art School, where he met Pete Townshend, founder of the rock group The Who. Wright became The Who's official photographer in 1967 and chronicled the group's development, including their farewell tour (1991). From 1967 to 1969, he managed the Grande Ballroom in Detroit, Michigan, where The Who's rock opera Tommy premiered. In addition to his extensive work with The Who, Wright also served as a photographer or road manager for The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart and the Faces, The James Gang, J. D. Souther, The Thunderbirds, Elvis Costello, Bob Seger, The Eagles, and others.

From the guide to the Wright, Tom Papers 93-383; 94-096; 94-121., 1964-1994, (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)

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creatorOf Tom Wright Photograph Collection AR 93-383; 94-096; 94-121; 95-083; 2004-161; 2004-218; 2008-102., 1962-1994 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
creatorOf Wright, Tom, 1944-. Wright, Tom, papers, 1964-1994 University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Wright, Tom Papers 93-383; 94-096; 94-121., 1964-1994 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
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associatedWith Costello, Elvis person
associatedWith Costello, Elvis person
associatedWith Costello, Elvis person
associatedWith Dylan, Bob, 1941- person
associatedWith Eagles (Musical group) corporateBody
associatedWith Faces (Musical group) corporateBody
associatedWith Graham, Bill person
associatedWith Grit Kids (Musical group) corporateBody
associatedWith Jagger, Mick person
associatedWith James Gang (Musical group) corporateBody
associatedWith Mitchell, Joni person
associatedWith Petty, Tom person
associatedWith Procol Harum (Musical group) corporateBody
associatedWith Rolling Stones corporateBody
associatedWith Seger, Bob person
associatedWith Souther, J. D. person
associatedWith Souther, J. D. person
associatedWith Souther, J. D. person
associatedWith Stewart, Rod person
associatedWith Stewart, Rod person
associatedWith Stewart, Rod person
associatedWith Thunderbirds (Musical group) corporateBody
associatedWith Townshend, Pete person
associatedWith Townshend, Pete person
associatedWith Townshend, Pete person
associatedWith Turner, Tina person
associatedWith Vaughan, Stevie Ray person
associatedWith Walsh, Joe person
associatedWith Who (Musical group) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Ealing (England)
San Antonio (Tex.)
San Antonio (Tex.)
Ealing (England)
Subject
Stadia--Photographs
Photography
Rock concerts--Pictorial works
Rock musicians--Pictorial works
Women--Portraits
Bands
Trucks--Photographs
Concerts
Music audiences--Pictorial works
Occupation
Photographers
Activity

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Birth 1944

Male

Americans

English

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