AN unlikely new exhibition opens at a country hall deep in rural Yorkshire tomorrow.

Jimi Hendrix and Oasis will be some of the famous names jostling for position when Rock Icons opens at Nunnington Hall, near Helmsley.

Gered Mankowitz, the former Rolling Stones' official photographer, will be displaying images from his career in the early 1960s through to the present day.

Simon Lee, from the hall, said: "We are very excited about the exhibition.

"The spread of featured artists including Marianne Faithful, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Wham!, Kate Bush, The Eurythmics and more recent bands like Oasis and The Verve, means that there is something here for anybody that enjoys music or great photography."

The exhibition, staged in association with the Richard Goodall Gallery in Manchester, runs from tomorrow until Sunday, June 22.

Normal Hall admission times and charges apply, and for more information phone 01439 748283.

Updated: 10:51 Tuesday, May 20, 2003