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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

Patti Smith (PS001LR)

Patti Smith

Patti Smith photographed in the Netherlands in January 1980

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Jimi Hendrix (JH001BW)

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix at the Melody Maker Pop Awards 1967

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David Bowie (DB001POST)

David Bowie

Exclusive David Bowie print specially created by The Postman for Rockarchive, based on a photograph taken by Dave Hogan at Live Aid in 1985

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Adam Ant (AANT001JF)

Adam Ant

Adam Ant photographed by Jill Furmanovsky during a cover shoot for The Face magazine in February 1981

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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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U2 (UT007DC)

U2

U2 on top of a hotel roof in Cork, Ireland on a cold February morning in 1980

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Featured Artists

Oasis

Oasis

Oasis was an English rock music band formed in Manchester in 1991, to date the band has sold over 70 million records worldwide.

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Blondie, Debbie Harry in London, 1977 Photo | Fine Art Print by Sheila Rock

Blondie

Blondie is a American rock band founded by Debbie Harry & Chris Stein that pioneered the New York new wave & punk scenes of the 1970s.

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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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Amy Winehouse onstage at the V Festival in 2008, photograph taken by photographer Mark Mawston

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres.

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Rolling Stones, The

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band who were in the vanguard of the British music Invasion that became popular in the US in 1964–65.

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Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968 & considered one of the most innovative & influential rock bands in history.

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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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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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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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Jake Chessum

Jake Chessum

During his 30 year career Jake Chessum has shot defining images of musicians such as Amy Winehouse, Jay Z, The Beastie Boys & David Bowie.

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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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