I caught up with Manuel Cuevas at the Day of the Dead celebration on Birmingham’s Southside Tuesday night and got him to explain the purpose behind the event.
Manuel is the designer who turned Johnny Cash into the “Man in Black” and put Elvis in a jumpsuit, according to biographies on the Web, including a story from National Geographic and Wikipedia and his own Website.
He also fashioned the garments Bob Dylan wore when performing for the Pope, dressed Hank Williams and designed insignia for the Rolling Stones, the Grateful Dead and the Beatles. He was a friend of artists Salvador Dalí and Pablo Picasso, Birmingham photographer Spider Martin’s hero.
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