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Alec Byrne Collection

Through the 1960s and into the ’70s, young photographer Alec Byrne covered the exploding rock-and-roll scene in London. Legendary British artists—such as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, the Who, and David Bowie—roiled the capital to the core along with groundbreaking American musicians such as Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, and the Doors. The vibrancy of Swinging London provided provocative fodder for the talented lensman, capturing the height of a cultural revolution.

Rockarchive is honoured to be able to showcase Alec Byrne's extraordinary collection. Our highlights include a stunning contact sheet of Bob Dylan taken captured at the Isle of Wight festival in 1969, Iggy Pop performing with The Stooges at their legendary gig at Scala in 1972 and Jimi Hendrix relaxing at the Saville Theatre in 1967. 

David Bowie (DB001ALBY)

David Bowie

David Bowie posing in Beckenham Palace Park in September 1969

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Elton John (EJON001ALBY)

Elton John

The Rocketman himself, Elton John, brings it onstage at London's Crystal Palace in July 1971.

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Jimi Hendrix (JH001ALBY)

Jimi Hendrix Experience

The Jimi Hendrix Experience backstage at the Granada Theatre, Tooting, London in April 1967

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Bob Dylan (BD001ALBY)

Bob Dylan

Contact sheet of Bob Dylan taken at the Isle of Wight Press Conference in August 1969

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Iggy Pop (IG001ALBY)

Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop performing onstage with The Stooges during their legendary performance at Scala (Kings Cross Cinema), London in July 1972

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Mick Jagger (RS003ALBY)

Mick Jagger

The Marquee Club, London in 1971, Mick Jagger during a sound check

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David Bowie (DB002ALBY)

David Bowie

David Bowie captured at Coventry Theatre on the Humble Pie Tour in October 1969

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Frank Zappa (ZA001ALBY)

Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa photographed at the private Bailiffscourt Hotel, Sussex in June 1970

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Beatles, The (TB003ALBY)

The Beatles

John Lennon attending an Apple party at the Mayfair Hotel, London in 1968

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David Bowie (DB003ALBY)

David Bowie

Alec Byrne shot of David Bowie at Paddington Green, London in September 1969

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Marc Bolan (MB001ALBY)

Marc Bolan

Marc Bolan performing onstage with T-Rex in January 1974

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Elton John (EJON002ALBY)

Elton John

Elton John performing onstage at the Crystal Palace Garden Party at Crystal Palace Bowl, London in July 1971

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Jimi Hendrix (JH005ALBY)

Jimi Hendrix

Alec Byrne photograph of Jimi Hendrix backstage at Saville Theatre. Jimi wears a handmade Nehru jacket made by Mick Jagger's brother Chris

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Jimi Hendrix (JH004ALBY)

Jimi Hendrix

August 1967, the Jimi Hendrix Experience perform their single 'Burning of the Midnight Lamp' on Top of the Pops in London

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Beatles, The (TB001ALBY)

The Beatles

John Lennon performing at Madison Square Gardens, New York in August 1972

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Faces, The (FA001ALBY)

The Faces

The Faces captured by Alec Byrne on Hampstead Heath, London in July 1970

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Fleetwood Mac (FMAC001ALBY)

Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac sit for a portrait in Hyde Park, London in 1969.

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Rolling Stones (RS004ALBY)

Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones performing Brown Sugar on Top of the Pops in 1971, a few days before they left for France to record 'Exile on Main St'.

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Keith Richards (RS005ALBY)

Keith Richards

Keith Richards on the set of Top of the Pops in 1971 getting ready to perform 'Brown Sugar' for the first time on the TV

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Jimi Hendrix & Mick Jagger (JH006ALBY)

Jimi Hendrix & Mick Jagger

Jimi Hendrix & Mick Jagger captured together on their first ever meeting at the Top of the Pops studio in May 1967

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The Beatles (TB002ALBY)

The Beatles

Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Ringo Starr of The Beatles at Abbey Road Studios in June 1967

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Jimi Hendrix (JH003ALBY)

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix relaxing backstage at the Saville Theatre, London in May 1967

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Featured Prints

'Yesterday' The Beatles - Morgan Howell Print

'Yesterday' The Beatles - Morgan Howell Print

Limited edition of Morgan Howell's original painting of the cover of The Beatles' 'Yesterday' vinyl single

Prices from £162.50
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Bob Dylan (BD001GUHA)

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan taken in Italy during a press conference for the launch of his 1984 European Tour

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Frank Sinatra (FSIN005ABAL)

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra walking over a London bridge in 1967 during a break from his filming of 'The Naked Runner'

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Jam, The (JA010JF)

The Jam

Paul Weller onstage with The Jam at the Rainbow Theatre, London in 1979

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Clash, The (CL002SSHE)

The Clash

The Clash on stage at the the first large scale Rock Against Racism/Anti Nazi League carnival at Victoria Park, April 1978.

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Blondie (BL006MAGO)

Blondie

Debbie Harry captured backstage at a Blondie gig in Phildelphia in 1978

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Featured Artists

Paul Weller

Paul Weller

Paul Weller is an English singer, songwriter and musician. Weller achieved fame with the punk rock/new wave/mod revival band The Jam.

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Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher is regarded as one of the UK’s most respected musicians and the mastermind behind Britpop super group Oasis.

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Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd

A unique collection of images of Pink Floyd, one of the worlds most successful and influential rock bands.

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Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen (Nicknamed "The Boss") is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and humanitarian.

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Queen

Queen

Queen are a British rock band credited with making significant contributions to such genres as hard rock & heavy metal, among others.

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Nick Cave

Nick Cave

Referred to as rock music's 'Prince of Darkness', Nick Cave's music is characterised by emotional intensity & a wide variety of influences.

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Featured Collections

Oasis Print Collection

Oasis Print Collection

This print collection by Jill Furmanovsky contains images of Oasis on-the-road, onstage and recording in the studio during their zenith.

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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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***New Arrivals***

***New Arrivals***

Here are the very latest prints we have added to our collection. We hope you love them as much as we do.

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Jill Furmanovsky Collection

Jill Furmanovsky Collection

Jill Furmanovsky is one of the greatest ever rock & roll photographers with a huge archive of iconic shots of the world's best music artists

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Mick Rock Limited Edition Print Collection

Mick Rock Limited Edition Print Collection

Curated collection of authentic, signed limited edition fine art prints by legendary rock music photographer, Mck Rock

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The Duffy Archive Collection

The Duffy Archive Collection

For eight years photographer Brian Duffy worked with David Bowie and shot his most iconic and enduring images. View his fantastic collection

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