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Born In The USA

For over a century the USA has shaped and influenced the face of modern popular music as we know it; from the early roots of Jazz & Blues emanating from the Deep South, the birth of rock'n' roll in the late 1950's to the creation of modern genres such as Hip Hop - America has led the way with it's rich fusion of sounds reflecting it's diverse culture.

The growth of American music was an assault on all fronts. Because while Elvis was making his first recordings for RCA in Nashville, and on his way to becoming a breakout commercial superstar, Miles Davis was in New York recording his 1957 album Round About Midnight.

Our collection of enduring images showcases the most well-loved and pioneering of American music artists from the last 60 years who have had a significant impact on the music we have all come to love.

Featuring iconic images of Elvis Presley, Miles Davis, Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Prince, Jimi Henrix, Nirvana and Run-D.M.C. plus many more, all selected from our collective of the world's best music photographers, the Born In The USA collection celebrates the best of the best. America's greatest music artists captured be it on stage, in the recording studio, blatantly posing or candidly revealed.

All of these incredible limited edition photographs are available to buy from Rockarchive.

 

Elvis Presley (ELPR001ALWE)

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley taking a nap in July 1956 on the Southern Railroad between Chattanooga, heading towards Memphis, Tennessee, his home.

Prices from £2,400.00
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Chuck Berry (CB001BG)

Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry Performing at Madison Square Gardens in New York City, October 1971.

Prices from £450.00
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Bob Dylan (BD005DONH)

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan recording the Freewheelin' album in Columbia Recording Studios, New York City in 1963.

Prices from £450.00
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Miles Davis (MD001JF)

Miles Davis

Miles Davis onstage at the Rainbow Theatre, London in July 1973 - “Do not fear mistakes. There are none.” Miles Davis

Prices from £1,440.00
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Nirvana (NV001MG)

Nirvana

Nirvana photographed outside the Dalmacia Hotel in Shepherd's Bush, London on a cold October morning in 1990.

Prices from £350.00
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Johnny Cash (CASH003DONH)

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash during a recording session at the Columbia Records 30th Street Studios in New York City in October 1959.

Prices from £450.00
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Jimi Hendrix (JH001BW)

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix after performing on Lulu's TV show in London in January 1969

Prices from £900.00
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James Brown (BR001JF)

James Bown

James Brown in May 1985 captured during documentary filming in London, prior to performing at Hammersmith Odeon

Prices from £1,440.00
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Michael Jackson (MJACK001JM)

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson performing on the Bad Tour at the Richfield Coliseum in October 1988

Prices from £350.00
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Guns N' Roses (GNR001STDO)

Guns N' Roses

Guns N' Roses at the Hammersmith Odeon, 1987. At the height of The Gunners fame & if truth be told, at the 'height' of their creative game.

Prices from £350.00
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Run-D.M.C. (RC001JB)

Run-D.M.C.

Run-D.M.C. on a shoot for The Face magazine in their home neighbourhood of Hollis, Queens in 1984.

Prices from £350.00
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Bruce Springsteen (BN001SR)

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen performing at the opening of his Born in the USA Tour at Brendan Byrne Arena, New Jersey in 1984

Prices from £350.00
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Blondie (BL001MR)

Blondie

Debbie Harry, from Blondie, at a photoshoot in New York, Autumn 1978 to accompany an interview to promote the release of Parallel Lines

Prices from £1,170.00
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Prince (PC001VT)

Prince

Prince posing backstage at the Paradiso, Amsterdam during his Dirty Mind Tour in 1981

Prices from £350.00
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Madonna (MN001EA)

Madonna

Backstage at the video shoot for the hit single 'You'll See' shot in Spain, October 1995

Prices from £150.00
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Chic (CH001JF)

Chic

All four members of Chic cannot help but groove to the same beat.

Prices from £2,100.00
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Devo (DEVO001JF)

Devo

Devo relaxing in deckchairs in Hyde Park in 1980 before their gig at the Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park that evening.

Prices from £250.00
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Duke Ellington (DE0001FRAN)

Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington performing in Newport, Rhode Island in 1966

Prices from £425.00
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Alex Chilton (ALCH001JF)

Alex Chilton

By the end of 1978, with a handful of new songs he was itching to record, it was time for him to return to the studio."

Prices from £300.00
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Kiss (KISS001ABAL)

Kiss

Gene Simmons, bassist of the American glam rock band, Kiss backstage before their performance at the Wembley Arena, London.

Prices from £350.00
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Tina Turner (TT001JF)

Tina Turner

Tina Turner with Ike backstage at the 'Startruckin' Tour' in Holland in 1975.

Prices from £350.00
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Beck (BK001MG)

Beck

"Beck himself was lovely with an air of strangeness and charm. A joy to photograph, he is always looking to make a shot slightly unusual. "

Prices from £350.00
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White Stripes (WS001AW)

White Stripes

The White Stripes before their gig at an amphitheatre in Berkeley, San Francisco in September 2004.

Prices from £250.00
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Cat Anderson (CATA001FRAN)

Cat Anderson

Cat was renowned for his playing in the extreme high register. He claimed that he developed his screaming high notes to impress the girls.

Prices from £425.00
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Frank Sinatra (FSIN002ABAL)

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra on the set of his last ever film with Warner Bros, 'The Naked Runner', by Allan Ballard, in London in 1967

Prices from £350.00
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B.B. King (BB001JF)

B.B. King

B.B. King headlines the venue at the Rainbow Theatre in 1973 with support acts from Lou Reed, Golden Earring & The Persuasions.

Prices from £1,440.00
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Ella Fitzgerald (ELLA001FRAN)

Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald performing in Newport, Rhode Island in 1965

Prices from £425.00
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Sonic Youth (SY001MA)

Sonic Youth

This was taken outside a church at the bottom of Kensington Church Street. A front cover photo session of Sonic Youth for Lime Lizard mag.

Prices from £350.00
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John Coltrane ( JCOL001FRAN)

John Coltrane

John Coltrane performing for the last time at the Newport Jazz Festival, Rhode Island in July 1966

Prices from £425.00
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Nina Simone (NS001FRAN)

Nina Simone

Nina Simone performing at the Newport Jazz Festival, Rhode Island in July 1966

Prices from £425.00
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Pearl Jam (PJ001MA)

Pearl Jam

Outside the Hilton Hotel, St John’s Wood. I didn’t know who they were, but the lead singer came to the front.

Prices from £350.00
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Ramones, The (RA001HB)

The Ramones

Guitarist Johnny Ramone and vocalist Joey Ramone playing at Manchester’s Apollo Theatre in December 1977.

Prices from £350.00
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Red Hot Chili Peppers (CP001MA)

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Anthony Kiedis comes alive when you aim a camera at him, John Frusciante was stoned and subdued, a perfect combo!

Prices from £350.00
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R.E.M. (RE001KW)

R.E.M

Shot during a Spike Jonz video at the brilliant 'Embassador' Hotel in L.A. Stipe (REM) was in a playful mood.

Prices from £450.00
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Roy Hargrove (ROYH001WELL)

Roy Hargrove

He never seems to stop playing - minutes later he was leading his band up to the stage and was still playing as he walked off afterwards.

Prices from £350.00
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Flaming Lips (FLAM001ELLI)

The Flaming Lips

Wayne Coyne from The Flaming Lips on a photoshoot for NME on Bournemouth sea front in February 2003

Prices from £350.00
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Featured Prints

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Madonna

Backstage at the video shoot for the hit single 'You'll See' shot in Spain, October 1995

Prices from £150.00
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Tom Jones

Tom Jones performing on the eve of Latitude Festival in July 2010. He showcased his new album of blues and gospel songs, ‘Praise And Blame’

Prices from £350.00
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Run-D.M.C.

Run-D.M.C. on a shoot for The Face magazine in their home neighbourhood of Hollis, Queens in 1984.

Prices from £350.00
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The Beatles

Photo shoot of the fab four taken at Sheriff Road, London in 1965

Prices from £750.00
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The Smiths

Iconic Strangeways Road sign from the back of the ‘Strangeways, Here We Come’ album shot in 1987.

Prices from £150.00
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Bob Dylan

A very early set of images taken by Don for promotion of Bob Dylan's first album, titled 'Bob Dylan', released on March 19, 1962.

Prices from £2,500.00
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Featured Artists

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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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John Coltrane

John Coltrane is one of the most dominant influences on post-1960 jazz saxophonists and has inspired an entire generation of jazz musicians.

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AC/DC

AC/DC are an Australian rock band, formed in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. they have dubbed their music simply "rock and roll".

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Kasabian

Kasabian are an English rock band formed in Leicester in 1997, named after Linda Kasabian, a member of the Charles Manson cult.

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Guns N' Roses

Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band formed in 1985. Their music is a fusion of punk rock, blues rock, heavy metal & hard rock.

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Alan Parsons

Alan Parsons is an English audio engineer, songwriter, musician, and record producer as well as his own group, the Alan Parsons Project.

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Don Hunstein: In Focus

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Rockarchive Edition 20

Rockarchive Edition 20 are very limited and unique editions of just 20 prints that are exclusive to Rockarchive.

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David Bowie Remembered

We remember the late, great David Bowie one year after his untimely passing. This collection captures his innovative, uncompromising genius

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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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Storm Thorgerson AV40

Storm Thorgerson AV40 or 'Alternate Versions 40' comprises of a series of images that are alternate versions of original album art.

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Photographers Limited Edtions

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