Here at the Fabulous Frames & Art downtown gallery on 4th St., we’re proud to present a new limited edition print by artist Andy Thomas. The Band Played On… (also known as “pirate party”) depicts deceased musicians as partying pirates. If you look closely you will see 26 of our great musicians of past days. Some left us at the beginning of music, others just few years ago. They are from all walks of the music industry but here they are all together having a wonderful time at the Pirate’s Party. See how many you can identify!
Here are some clues:
1. This great is having fun on the bayou.
2. He is looking swell.
3. Sheer left-handed perfection!
4. “Dialing for Dollars” was looking for this great.
5. He was a ‘shaded’ man.
6. Time gets all bottled up.
7. They were all strangers before tonight.
8. Imagine the fun at this party!
9. This person is at ‘Home’ at this party.
10. No body can style like her.
11. He’s a hungry fellow.
12. Good Mojo, mahn.
13. Everyone knows what is going on at this party.
14. You just can’t trust some days.
15. A man in evening attire fits in rather well here.
16. They’ll be here till the sun rises.
17. No one here is lonesome tonight.
18. His music was all piano at any party.
19. She is missing her sweetheart tonight.
20. Polly wants a cracker.
21. She can belt out the blues.
22. Apparently, he is out of the slammer!
23. She walked to this party.
24. There is a Queen in the crowd.
25. Stopped by the party but this great is actually at the station..
26. This great wants to dance till dawn.
(We don’t have the answers, but we’ve examined this print at length and have managed to identify some of the famous musicians.)
True Blues and Grand Ol’ Gang, also known as “presidents playing poker,” are two best-selling prints by Andy Thomas. The original editions have all sold out, but a new, smaller-sized edition of the prints has recently been published by the artist and are available framed or unframed:
The limited-edition print commemorating Barack Obama’s inauguration is entitled Change, and is available by special order through Fabulous Frames & Art: