(8 May 1944 - 4 December 2003) was a psychedelic artist who formed the design team Binder, Edwards & Vaughan (BEV) and the father of actress Sadie Frost
. He obtained commissions for his psychedelic painted furniture from HRH Princess Margaret, did work for the Beatles
in the early 1960s. He also worked for Expo 67
and Lord John in Carnaby Street
, while David Bailey
used his work for a series of posters. He was also in charge of London's Roundhouse
, where he booked Jimi Hendrix
for his first British gig for the grand sum of £50.
Vaughan was born in Manchester
, the son of two factory workers, he studied art in Ashton-under-Lyne
where Binder & Edwards were fellow students before moving to London
to take up the offer of a place at the prestigious Slade School of Fine Art
. On leaving art school, he set up a very successful design team, inviting Binder and Edwards from Bradford to join him. For several years during the mid '60s they produced customised cars & furniture. Vaughan was invited to America by Macey's dept store to demonstrate his techniques, as Artist in Residence. He was also approached by the chairman of Pan Am
who wanted some jets customising. He travelled across the USA in his customised Buick 6, promoting Swinging London.
On returning to Britain, he accepted a commission to paint a giant psychedelic mural on the exterior 3 story high wall of a building on Carnaby St. which housed the Lord John Boutique.... Read More