MHG Staff Members Share Their Favorite Moments of 2018

MHG Staff Members Share Their Favorite Moments of 2018

As another year draws to a close, it's safe to that this one was full of historic highs and lows for people everywhere. All told in the turbulent sprit of enlightenment, 2018 has been an especially good one for music featuring milestones which span the gamut from Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer win, Springsteen's Netflix move and John Legend's EGOT to the timely inductions of Nina Simone and Bon Jovi into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Ending the year on a personal high note, we've asked several members of our staff to reflect upon our their favorite MHG moments of 2018 in anticipation of all those we have in store for 2019. Here are some of their responses in no particular order:

1. “My highlight of 2018 was being able to organize the CBGB exhibition in May and collaborate with Jimmy Webb. It was so surreal to have photographs up of all the bands I grew up listening to and then have photographers Mick Rock, Lynn Goldsmith, Allan Tannenbaum, Ebet Roberts, Bob Gruen, and then have Chris Stein and Debbie Harry hosting to top it off!” -Marcelle Murdock, New York Gallery Director

2."This year has been a major one for us at MHG but in consideration of 2018 in a wider context, I would be remiss not to remark the holistic poignancy of our collaboration with the Lennon Bus Foundation. From school children singing "All You Need is Love" outside of City Hall to an incarnation of 'Bed-In for Peace' by Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr, Jeff Bridges and honorary guest/MHG founder Henry Diltz, it was truly such a heartwarming afternoon full of peace, love, music and philanthropy. The world needs more of that!" -Daniel Walters, Content Director

3. "What a year it has been for us at MHG! 2018 was packed full of excitement and a top highlight of the year for me was the launch of our very own iTunes App! Technology and art has come a long way and we are thrilled to be able to offer our clients a new way to discover the best music photography in the world. The best feature our client's can't stop talking about is the augment reality where you can see what our photographs look like in your home! If you haven't downloaded our app yet, make it your New Years resolution!" -Casey Kaplan, Los Angeles Gallery Director

4. "By far my most memorable MHG moment of 2018 was being dressed head-to-toe by Jimmy Webb of I NEED MORE and Veritee Hill for the opening reception of our exhibition, 'CBGB: The Age of Punk.' To be surrounded by photographs of The Ramones, Blondie, Patti Smith, and other punk bands who got their start performing on the CBGB stage, while spending the evening sharing stories with photographers and concertgoers who were actually there to witness the moments that are now immortalized in the images on our gallery walls, was something I'll never forget." -Julia Oxman, New York Director of Operations

5.“Over the summer, we had the pleasure of hosting a special event in Los Angeles with the legendary Mick Fleetwood. Naturally, many know him as the founder, drummer and partial namesake of Fleetwood Mac yet lesser known is that he also happens to be the founder of Maui’s Fleetwood General Store which houses Morrison Hotel Gallery’s third and most recently opened location. I think that what made the experience so memorable was just how effortlessly these two worlds merged in an intimate evening of poolside storytelling at the Sunset Marquis. Furthermore, it was also pretty exciting to work and chat with him in such a casual setting between rehearsals for the band’s current ‘An Evening with Fleetwood Mac’ tour.” -Jamie Bucherer, Los Angeles Sales Manager