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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.

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Chuck Berry (CB001BG)

Chuck Berry

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

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Bob Dylan (BD005DONH)

Bob Dylan

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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Jimi Hendrix (JH001BW)

Jimi Hendrix

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

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James Brown (BR001JF)

James Brown

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

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Michael Jackson (MJACK001JM)

Michael Jackson

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

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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.

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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

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Blondie, Debbie Harry in New York, 1978 by Mick Rock

Blondie

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

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Madonna (MN001EA)

Madonna

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

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Chic (CH001JF)

Chic

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

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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.

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Duke Ellington (DE0001FRAN)

Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington performing in Newport, Rhode Island in 1966

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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.

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Tina Turner (TT001JF)

Tina Turner

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

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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. "

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Ella Fitzgerald (ELLA001FRAN)

Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald performing in Newport, Rhode Island in 1965

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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.

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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

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Nina Simone (NS001FRAN)

Nina Simone

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

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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.

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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.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers (CP001MA)

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Contact sheet of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers photographed at Hyde Park, London in 1991

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Roy Hargrove (ROYH001WELL)

Roy Hargrove

Roy Hargrove captured backstage at the Market Hall, Brecon, Wales in 2008

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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

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Cramps, The (TC001JF)

The Cramps

Ivy and Lux from The Cramps

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Featured Prints

Glastonbury (GLAS001JF)

Glastonbury

The Pyramid Stage and Glastonbury Tor captured beautifully by Jill Furmanovsky at the 2000 Glastonbury Festival

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Beatles, The (TB005WHIT)

The Beatles

Iconic photo of John Lennon with a flower in his eye, fondly known as 'Adoration'.

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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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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

Prices from £162.50
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Kate Bush (KB001GUHA)

Kate Bush

Kate Bush captured in 1993 during the filming for short film 'The Line, The Cross & The Curve'.

Prices from £725.00
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Led Zeppelin (LZ001BW)

Led Zeppelin

Jimmy Page playing his legendary bowed guitar solo during 'Dazed & Confused' whilst onstage with Led Zeppelin in Belfast in March 1971

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Featured Artists

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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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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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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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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Sex Pistols

Sex Pistols

The Sex Pistols were an English punk rock band formed in 1975. Without them popular culture in the last 30+ years would be very different.

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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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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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Jorgen Angel Print Collection

Jorgen Angel Print Collection

Jorgen Angel was a leading music photographer for over 15 years working with greats like Queen & Led Zeppelin. Here is our unique collection

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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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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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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 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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