BLOWUP is a 1966 film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, Cinematography (Colour) – Carlo Di Palma about a fashion photographer, played by David Hemmings, who believes he has unwittingly captured a murder on film. It was Antonioni’s first entirely English-language film.
Several people known in 1966 are in the film; others became famous later. The most widely noted cameo was by The Yardbirds, who perform “Stroll On“ in the last third. Antonioni first asked Eric Burdon to play that scene but he turned it down. As Keith Relf sings, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck play to either side, along with Chris Dreja. After his guitar amplifier fails, Beck bashes his guitar to bits, as The Who did at the time. Janet Street-Porter can be seen dancing in a silver coat and stripy Carnaby Street trousers during the scene inside the nightclub.
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