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Alec Byrne Print 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

Specials, The (SPEC002PHGR)

The Specials

A packed house of rude boys and girls bouncing on the sprung dance floor of The Palais made it difficult to hold a camera steady.

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Led Zeppelin (LZ001MPUT)

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin performing at Madison Square Garden, New York, USA 1977.

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Iggy Pop (IP001STUN)

Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop performing onstage at the V Festival, Chelmsford in August 2007

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Clash, The (CL001MOHO)

The Clash

Limited edition of Morgan Howell's original painting of the cover of The Clash '(White Man) in Hammersmith Palais vinyl single

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Oasis (OA076JF)

Oasis

Noel Gallagher rehearsing onstage at Knebworth Park before Oasis performed their famous two day gigs in August 1996

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Leonard Cohen (LC002JF)

Leonard Cohen

Jill Furmanovsky recalls, "This was a typical music press session - probably for Sounds. The journalist and ‘snapper’, me, at a posh hotel.

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Featured Artists

Specials, The

The Specials

The Specials are an English 2 Tone and ska revival band, their music combines a ska and rocksteady beat with punk's energy and attitude.

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Tom Waits

Tom Waits

Tom Waits is an American singer-songwriter known for his musical tales of bohemians, drifters, misfits & his blend of blues, folk & jazz.

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David Bowie

David Bowie

David Bowie was a leading figure in popular music for over five decades & regarded by critics & musicians as a true innovator.

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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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Siouxsie and The Banshees

Siouxsie and The Banshees

Siouxsie and the Banshees were an English 70's punk band formed in London & became an important influence on the emerging gothic rock scene.

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Miles Davis

Miles Davis

American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis is regarded as one of the most innovative, influential and respected figures in the history of music.

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Featured Collections

***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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Contact Sheets Print Collection

Contact Sheets Print Collection

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

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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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Morgan Howell Print Collection

Morgan Howell Print Collection

Artist Morgan Howell's paintings of record sleeves have become cult classics. We are delighted to introduce a range of his affordable prints

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Alternative artwork by Storm Thorgerson for Pink Floyd's Division Bell

Album Covers

Album covers can define a band almost as much as the music itself. Now you can put this great art on your wall as well as your turntable

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Michael Putland Collection

Michael Putland Collection

When it comes to rock photography Michael Putland has done it all, having shot the biggest name in rock & pop from Abba to Zappa.

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