Win £250 Tree!
The Rock Family Trees have been part of our lives for 40 years. Now Pete Frame, the historian responsible for all of these remarkable pieces of artwork, is doing a very special limited edition series.
There will be 100 made available of every artist and band he’s chronicled down the years. In association with Family Of Rock, these will be printed on fine art paper, signed and number with a personal dedication. Each is worth £250, and Classic Rock has a copy of the Deep Purple family tree to give away. What a Christmas pressie, eh. To enter go to https://www.futurecompetitions.com/deeppurple/Default.asp?
Says Frame: “These really will be collector’s editions. All the family trees I’ve done over the years will be obtainable in this form – that adds up for in excess of 150. Just order it online at http://www.familyofrock.com/, and as long as that tree hasn’t got to 100, you’ll be able to buy a copy.”
Frame won’t be updating any of the trees, so they are very much representative of the time he first drew them.
“It would be such a tough task to update anything that I’d have to start all over again. It’s just a case of adding in extra members, but tracing these back. But, for instance, in the case of Little Feat, I did that in 1982, and I reckon I captured their best period. However, one thing I am doing is starting the Frank Zappa one all over again.”
The Rock Family Trees have come a long way since Frame first began the process.
“I’ve been digitising them all, and it’s instructive to see the way they matured from the scrawls of the early days into arty farty pieces. Some of them have even hung in art galleries over the years. And I’ve covered the whole spectrum of rock, from punk to progressive.”
And Frame is getting his quill out again, to do some new trees.
“I’m putting together a new book of them, which I’m only 10 years late in delivering. This will contain new ones, such as Nirvana, the Allman Brothers and Elton John.”