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Dixie Dean

Dixie’s first love was music.  Beginning as the sousaphone player in The San Jacinto Jazz Band, he then formed The Jericho Jazz Band in Oxford, followed by a season playing hits at a Swedish pleasure park with The Swiss Show BandDixie joined McGuinness Flint­, releasing the cult classic ‘Lo and Behold’, a one off album of some previously unheard Bob Dylan tracks.  Later on he toured with Whoopee, filming a documentary of their first Russia tour. Dixie learned the craft of professional documentary film making with leading company Allan King Associates (AKA) in London, working on ‘Stones in the Park’ covering the Rolling Stones free concert in Hyde Park, and then a succession of rock and roll assignments including The Beatles, Cat Stevens, The Who, and Pink FloydDixie went on to work with other music greats including BB King, Lou Reed, Tom Jones, Bob Geldof and Queen. Always with a camera round his neck, Dixie was in the perfect position to get some amazing shots when he worked again with the Rolling Stones on their 1970 Sticky Fingers tour of Europe.  He has also captured such stars as Marianne Faithful and John Lennon and Yoko Ono.  Dixie’s iconic photographs have been exhibited from Amsterdam to San Francisco and LondonDixie’s career has taken him all over the world, with such unforgettable experiences as being the first cameraman to climb onto the Berlin Wall in front of the Brandenberg gate in 1989, and witnessing the opening of a mummy’s sarcophagus at Abu Syr in EgyptDixie is currently making his own documentaries in India and Africa.