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  • Amy Winehouse photographed backstage by Jill Furmanovsky at the Union Chapel, Islington London 2006
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  • Jam, The (JA010JF)
  • Pink Floyd (PF001JF)
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  • Joy Division (JD002KC)
  • Annie Lennox, Eurythmics in a Nottingham hotel room in 1983 photographed by Jill Furmanovsky
  • George Michael (GMICH001MAGO)
  • The Arctic Monkeys enjoying a beautiful day in Sheffield in 2004 photographed by Andy Willsher
  • Beatles, The (TB001MPUT)
  • Led Zeppelin (LZ011JF)
  • Stone Roses (SR001STDO)
  • Blur (BU001MA)
  • Buzzcocks (BUZZ001JF)
  • Adam Ant dressed as the Dandy Highwayman at Hatfield House in 1981 by Allan Ballard
  • Coldplay (CD001AW)
  • Cream (CR001JF)
  • Rolling Stones, The (RS004MPUT)
  • Pink Floyd (PF050JF)
  • Ed Sheeran (EDSH001MMAW)
  • Elvis Costello (EL001MBR)
  • Eric Clapton ( EC003JF)
  • Fleetwood Mac (FMAC001ALBY)
  • Faces, The (FA001ALME)
  • Billy Idol (IDOL001JF)
  • Mark E. Smith (MES001HB)
  • Florence and the Machine (FATM001JF)
  • Queen (QN001MAGO)
  • Ian Dury (ID001DC)

Best of British Print Collection

To mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee we have created a photography collection comprising 70 of our favourite images of British artists taken during the period of Her Majesty's reign.

It is a celebration of the wealth of musical talent that the UK has produced over the last 70 years. Rock, Punk Rock, Pop, Folk, Indie, Britpop .... Britain has led the way in all genres, with our extraordinary musical strength and diversity. Our photographs capture the unprecedented history and vibrant spirit of the UK music scene.

Britain's influence on music became to take shape in the 1950s when, inspired by blues, jazz, and rock and roll from the United States, pop music began to evolve in the UK. The genre started as a mix of various music styles and was developed by artists such as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones who led rock and roll's transition into rock music. The "British Invasion" as it became known happened during the 1960s and 1970s and saw British rock bands' popularity spread rapidly to the United States and around the globe. The UK has continued to influence and develop the global music scene ever since.

This music print collection features images of music icons including David Bowie, Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Oasis, Kate Bush, Joy Division, Sex Pistols, and beyond, through the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, right up to the present day. 

What's more, all of the photos in our collection have been taken by renowned British music photographers including Mick Rock, Jill Furmanovsky, Gered Mankowitz, and Ray Stevenson, to name just a few. Plus each unique image is shot somewhere in the British Isles from classic venues such as the Marquee Club, Wembley Stadium, and the Royal Albert Hall, to famous locations like Abbey Road Studios and the Glastonbury Festival.

We hope you enjoy our celebration of the Best of British music photography. All these photos are available to buy as limited edition fine art prints.

 

 

Noel Gallagher holding his iconic Union Jack Epiphone guitar at the NEC in 1996 during Oasis's Knebworth rehearsals

Oasis

Noel Gallagher of Oasis, with his signature Union Jack guitar.

Prices from £750.00
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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.

Prices from £980.00
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David Bowie (DB003MR)

David Bowie

Iconic Mick Rock photograph of David Bowie during the 'Saxophone' Session in London 1973

Prices from £1,100.00
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Queen (QN003BW)

Queen

Freddie Mercury of Queen captured by Barrie Wentzell in 1975

Prices from £1,300.00
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Amy Winehouse photographed backstage by Jill Furmanovsky at the Union Chapel, Islington London 2006

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse captured in the corridor of the Union Chapel - "She seemed particularly happy that night" - Jill Furmanovsky

Prices from £1,200.00
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Police, The (PO002JF)

The Police

Relaxing before a gig in Scotland in June 1979, Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers were in high spirits

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Sex Pistols (SP001VT)

Sex Pistols

Sex Pistols on the set for the 'Pretty Vacant' video shoot at the ITN Studios, London in June 1977

Prices from £295.00
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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.

Prices from £295.00
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Beatles, The (TB001WHIT)

The Beatles

This iconic 'Umbrella' image was taken in Scotland in 1964 on the banks of Loch Earn.

Prices from £750.00
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Jam, The (JA010JF)

The Jam

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

Prices from £415.00
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Pink Floyd (PF001JF)

Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd in Abbey Road making a new album that became 'Wish You Were Here'. Jill Furmanovsky was asked to drop in and shoot some stills

Prices from £375.00
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David Bowie (DB004MR)

David Bowie

David Bowie and Mick Ronson eating lunch on a train to Aberdeen in 1973 heading to the first gig of David Bowie's final Ziggy Stardust Tour

Prices from £1,100.00
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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 £1,800.00
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Annie Lennox, Eurythmics in a Nottingham hotel room in 1983 photographed by Jill Furmanovsky

Annie Lennox

The styling for a cover shoot for Sounds Magazine was a sheet off the bed. The lighting came from a bedside lamp.

Prices from £1,200.00
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George Michael (GMICH001MAGO)

George Michael

George Michael captured on the video shoot for his single 'I Want Your Sex' released in 1987

Prices from £395.00
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The Arctic Monkeys enjoying a beautiful day in Sheffield in 2004 photographed by Andy Willsher

Arctic Monkeys

This photo was taken prior to the release of their first single, Five Minutes with Arctic Monkeys on their own 'Bang Bang' label.

Prices from £166.67
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Beatles, The (TB001MPUT)

The Beatles

John Lennon and Yoko Ono In the White Room in Ascot, 1971 where the classic video clip for ‘Imagine’ was shot

Prices from £3,500.00
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Led Zeppelin (LZ011JF)

Led Zeppelin

Jimmy Page onstage at Led Zeppelin's legendary Earls Court Arena concerts in 1975

Prices from £375.00
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Stone Roses (SR001STDO)

Stone Roses

It felt just perfect to be there with a band that I knew were just about to release one the greatest albums of the decade.

Prices from £295.00
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Blur (BU001MA)

Blur

At the time of shooting this assignment,, Blur were one of many 'indie' bands. Little did we know how successful they would be."

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Buzzcocks (BUZZ001JF)

Buzzcocks

Buzzcocks captured in a public library whilst on a press session in Manchester in August 1977.

Prices from £295.00
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Adam Ant dressed as the Dandy Highwayman at Hatfield House in 1981 by Allan Ballard

Adam and the Ants

Adam Ant posing as the Dandy Highwayman on the set of Stand and Deliver at Hatfield House in Spring 1981.

Prices from £208.33
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Coldplay (CD001AW)

Coldplay

Coldplay performing at T in the Park in Scotland in 2011

Prices from £166.67
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Cream (CR001JF)

Cream

Cream rehearsing in Bray in 2005 before their reunion concerts at the Royal Albert Hall

Prices from £415.00
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Rolling Stones, The (RS004MPUT)

The Rolling Stones

Mick Jagger with the Rolling Stones performing in Glasgow, 1973

Prices from £595.00
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Pink Floyd (PF050JF)

Pink Floyd

Iconic image of David Gilmour playing his ‘The Black Strat’ with Pink Floyd live at The Rainbow Theatre, London on 4 November 1973.

Prices from £1,000.00
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Ed Sheeran (EDSH001MMAW)

Ed Sheeran

Taken before Ed left the tent to perform on the Arena Stage, V-Festival in August 2012

Prices from £166.67
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Elvis Costello (EL001MBR)

Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello and The Attractions live at the Dominion Theatre, London, 1978

Prices from £208.33
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Eric Clapton ( EC003JF)

Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton performing at the Royal Albert Hall, London in February 1992

Prices from £415.00
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Fleetwood Mac (FMAC001ALBY)

Fleetwood Mac

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

Prices from £980.00
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Faces, The (FA001ALME)

The Faces

Rod Stewart onstage with The Faces at the Lewisham Odeon in November 1974.

Prices from £625.00
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Billy Idol (IDOL001JF)

Billy Idol

Billy Idol poses for the camera on a bed with a cat. He was part of the Bromley Contingent, a group of followers & fans of the Sex Pistols.

Prices from £295.00
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Mark E. Smith (MES001HB)

Mark E, Smith

Mark E. Smith of The Fall pictured on wasteland in the centre of Manchester where now stands the new Co-op building.

Prices from £166.67
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Florence and the Machine (FATM001JF)

Florence and the Machine

Florence Welch from Florence and the Machine rehearsing at the John Henry Studios, London in October 2007

Prices from £295.00
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Queen (QN001MAGO)

Queen

Freddie Mercury in the spotlight whilst playing the grand piano in Southampton in May, 1977.

Prices from £395.00
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Ian Dury (ID001DC)

Ian Dury

Ian Dury just before he went onstage with The Blockheads at the Brighton Top Rank in June 1980

Prices from £295.00
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Featured Prints

U2 (UT007DC)

U2

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

Prices from £295.00
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Jam, The (JA006MAGO)

The Jam

Contact sheet of The Jam's photo shoot for the cover of their debut album 'In The City'

Prices from £395.00
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Jimi Hendrix (JH001BW)

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix at the Melody Maker Pop Awards 1967

Prices from £750.00
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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

Prices from £295.00
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Glastonbury Jarvis Cocker (PULP001JF)

Jarvis Cocker

Jarvis Cocker performing one of his signature moves with Pulp on The Park Stage during the 2011 Glastonbury Festival

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Patti Smith (PS001LR)

Patti Smith

Patti Smith photographed in the Netherlands in January 1980

Prices from £295.00
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Featured Artists

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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