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THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT

THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT

A photographic celebration of Manchester's rock music history. Free exhibition at Manchester Central Library until 22 February 2019

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Wex Exhibition 2018

Wex Exhibition 2018

The Rock Archive Collection Exhibition celebrates 50 years of iconic rock photography and is now on at Wex Photo Video London

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Joy Division (JD002KC)

Joy Division

Classic early shot of Joy Division rehearsing at the TJ Davidson's Rehearsal Rooms in August 1979

Prices from £1,500.00
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Who. The (WH001MPUT)

The Who

Pete Townshend throws his guitar live at Madison Square Gardens in the US, 1979.

Prices from £540.00
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Featured Prints

Cure, The (CURE001MPUT)

The Cure

Robert Smith of The Cure in Brazil in March 1987

Prices from £540.00
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Oasis (OA001STDO)

Oasis

Oasis pictured at Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire in June 1994

Prices from £166.67
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David Bowie (DB003TEPA)

David Bowie

Terry Pastor's photograph of David Bowie from the 'Hunky Dory' album cover photo session.

Prices from £250.00
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Queen (QN001JA)

Queen

Freddie Mercury onstage with Queen at the Brøndby Hallen, Copenhagen in 1977 on their A Day At The Races Tour

Prices from £291.67
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Featured Artists

Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd are currently getting set for the 'Their Mortal Remains' exhibition at the V&A - Check out our range of images for sale.

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Van Morrison

Van Morrison

Van Morrison is a Northern Irish singer, songwriter and musician who is usually known by the name "Van the Man" to his fans.

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Chic

Chic

Chic is an American band that was organized during 1976 by guitarist Nile Rodgers & bassist Bernard Edwards.

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Smiths, The

The Smiths

Critics have called The Smiths the most important alternative rock band to emerge from the British independent music scene of the 1980s.

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Featured Collections

Jazz & Blues Collection

Jazz & Blues Collection

Welcome to our Jazz & Blues Print Collection - over 50 years of iconic images of the world's greatest Jazz & Blues musicians

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Contact Sheets Collection

Contact Sheets Collection

Our contact sheet collection is a rare opportunity to look back at the hidden moments surrounding some of rocks most iconic images.

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The Rolling Stones Collection

The Rolling Stones Collection

The Rolling Stones have been entertaining audiences for more than 50 years. Our collections share the best images spanning their career

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Rockarchive Edition 100

Rockarchive Edition 100

Edition 100 was created to give fans & collectors a chance to own classic, historical pictures of their favorite bands.

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Featured Photographers

Kevin Cummins

Kevin Cummins

Kevin Cummins is a British photographer known for photographs of rock bands and musicians, his work can be seen gracing many record sleeves.

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Howard Barlow

Howard Barlow

Howard Barlow began his career photographing bands of the 70's & 80's with publications like NME, Melody Maker & Rolling Stone Magazine.

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Jill Furmanovsky

Jill Furmanovsky

Jill Furmanovsky is a British photographer who has specialised in documenting iconic rock musicians and bands from Pink Floyd to Oasis.

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Michael Putland

Michael Putland

Michael Putland is an English photographer who "never had a day off in the ‘70s". He's photographed thousands of artists from Abba to Zappa.

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Rockarchive News & Events

George Michael to be Honoured in Celebratory Tribute Concert

George Michael to be Honoured in Celebratory Tribute Concert

George Michael will be honoured in a tribute concert, next year at Brixton Academy on what would have been his 56th birthday.

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First-Known David Bowie Recording Sells for £40,000

First-Known David Bowie Recording Sells for £40,000

The first-known David Bowie recording has sold for just under £40,000. It was a demo tape from 1963 with band The Konrads.

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New Led Zeppelin 'Stairway to Heaven' Plagiarism Trial Ordered

New Led Zeppelin 'Stairway to Heaven' Plagiarism Trial Ordered

A new trial has been ordered in a copyright dispute over Led Zeppelin’s classic “Stairway to Heaven”.

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D.O.A: Never Mind The Bollards - Here Are the Sex Pistols

D.O.A: Never Mind The Bollards - Here Are the Sex Pistols

The 1981 film 'D.O.A.: A Rite of Passage' charts the Sex Pistols fall and the rise of American punk.

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