“I got a job as a freelance for The Jazz News. I faked myself credentials and I got myself a press card. Was this honest? Who cares. I broke the rules because it was a lot more exciting than following them. The establishment move the goal posts to suit themselves. Why shouldn’t I?”
The exhibition traces Cryer’s beginnings on the streets of Leeds in the 1930s and 40s, through the smoke-filled jazz clubs of the 1950s and onto the heady days of 1960s London where Cryer would rub shoulders with the greats of the stage and screen.
Terry Cryer – Fleet Street Hooligan
At: RedHouse Originals, Harrogate UK
Open: 20th May – 19 June | Mon to Sat 10am – 6pm Sun 11am – 4pm