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Icon Collection

In celebration of Sky Arts brand new documentary series 'ICON: Music Through The Lens' we've compiled a collection of iconic images from the world's greatest music photographers.

For anyone with a love of music and photography, this six part documentary series is a must. Starting on 6th November, the series celebrates the huge cultural impact of music photography and tells the stories behind many of the world's most iconic images.

The series has been created and curated by the wonderful Gered Mankowitz and directed by highly acclaimed Dick Carruthers to take an intimate look at this fascinating medium using iconic images that defined entire genres and eras.

Featuring 50 leading music photographers including Jill Furmanovsky, Gered Mankowitz, Kevin Westenberg, Kevin Cummins & Bob Gruen, viewers are taken on a fascinating journey that reveals how many of these classic photographs were created. Each image has its own unique story and through these we learn about what life on the road or in the studio was like, how magical moments were created and hidden techniques of the trade. This is combined with anecdotes and commentary from musicians such as Nick Mason, Glen Matlock, Ziggy Marley, Alice Cooper, Lars Ulrich and many others making this unique documentary a rich celebration of music photography across the years.

Watch the trailer for the first episode here

 

Jimi Hendrix (GOLD001GM)

JImi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix silkscreen print called 'Purple and Gold which was used as the cover for Jimi's album 'The Ultimate Experience' in 1992.

Prices from £2,500.00
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Oasis (OA007JF)

Oasis

This was taken during a break in filming the Oasis Wonderwall video.

Prices from £375.00
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Queen (QN002MR)

Queen

Mick Rock cover artwork for the iconic Queen 2 album released in 1974

Prices from £1,100.00
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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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Kate Bush (KB001GM)

Kate Bush

Captivating shot of Kate Bush known as 'Drama' taken in 1978 by Gered Mankowitz at the height of her career

Prices from £1,350.00
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Nick Cave (NC001KW)

Nick Cave

Iconic image of Nick Cave captured during a Mojo photo shoot for his album 'Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!' in December 1998

Prices from £1,600.00
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Lou Reed (LOUR003MR)

Lou Reed

Iconic photo of Lou Reed taken by the legendary photographer Mick Rock in London, 1975.

Prices from £1,100.00
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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

Prices from £1,100.00
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Paul Weller (PW001KW)

Paul Weller

Kevin Westenberg photograph taken during a Paul Weller N.M.E. cover shoot in London in June 1997.

Prices from £1,600.00
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White Stripes (WS001KW)

White Stripes

White Stripes during their first big UK photo shoot for Mojo Magazine shot in Camden, London in May 2002

Prices from £1,600.00
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Bob Marley (BM001JF)

Bob Marley

Bob Marley sitting on the bed of a rented apartment on Gloucester Road in London in February 1978

Prices from £2,000.00
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Jimi Hendrix (HAZE001GM)

Jimi Hendrix

Iconic Purple Haze portrait of Jimi Hendrix by Gered Mankowitz

Prices from £1,750.00
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Paul Weller (PW002KW)

Paul Weller

Paul Weller beautifully captured in March 2020 just before the world locked down due to Covid-19

Prices from £1,600.00
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Jimi Hendrix (JH002GM)

Jimi Hendrix

Alternative version of Gered Mankowitz's classic shot of Jimi Hendrix smoking taken at his Mason's Yard Studio in London, 1967.

Prices from £1,350.00
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Rolling Stones, The (RS010GM)

The Rolling Stones

Keith Richards captured backstage during the Rolling Stones US Tour in 1965

Prices from £1,350.00
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Keith Richards (RS011GM)

Keith Richards

Keith Richards with his acoustic Gibson Hummingbird guitar taken at RCA Studios in Hollywood in 1965.

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Eurythmics (EU001GM)

Eurythmics

The Eurythmics captured during a photo shoot in Paris, 1986 for the cover art for their album 'Revenge'

Prices from £1,350.00
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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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Led Zeppelin (LZ011JF)

Led Zeppelin

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

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Beatles, The (TB001BG)

The Beatles

John Lennon in New York City in 1974, this was during the period when he recorded 'Walls and Bridges'.

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Led Zeppelin (LZ001BG)

Led Zeppelin

Robert Plant & Jimmy Page performing in New York City in 1977, their eleventh & final concert tour of North America by the English rock band

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Rolling Stones, The (RS002BG)

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger playing the guitar

Prices from £750.00
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Rolling Stones, The (RS001BG)

The Rolling Stones

Mick Jagger & Keith Richards from The Rolling Stones performing live at the legendary Madison Square Gardens, New York in July 1972

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Clash, The (CL001BG)

The Clash

Mick Jones, Joe Strummer, Topper Headon & Paul Simonon of the Clash backstage at the Concert for Kampuchea, Hammersmith Apollo, 1979

Prices from £295.00
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Chuck Berry (CB001BG)

Chuck Berry

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

Prices from £375.00
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Sex Pistols (SP001BG)

Sex Pistols

Punk icon Sid Vicious reading MAD magazine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana during the Sex Pistols one and only US tour in January 1978.

Prices from £295.00
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David Bowie cover artwork for Aladdin Sane photographed by Brian Duffy in 1973

David Bowie

Aladdin Sane is the one image that has defined David Bowie and is nicknamed the 'Mona Lisa of Pop' - Shot by Duffy in his London studio.

Prices from £245.83
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Jimi Hendrix (JH002RS)

Jimi Hendrix

The Jimi Hendrix Experience performing at the Marquee Club, London in March 1967

Prices from £295.00
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Who, The (WH001RS)

The Who

The Who (Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle and Keith Moon) onstage at the Marquee Club, London in 1967

Prices from £295.00
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Sex Pistols (SP002RS)

Sex Pistols

The Sex Pistols enjoying a stroll on Carnaby Street, London during the early days of Punk in 1976

Prices from £295.00
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Blondie (BL002MR)

Blondie

Iconic shot of Debbie Harry, Blondie taken by legendary photographer Mick Rock in New York City in 1978

Prices from £1,100.00
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Blondie (BL001MAGO)

Blondie

Photo shoot for Telegraph Sunday Magazine used on Parallel Lines picture disc, taken in New York in 1978.

Prices from £395.00
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Blondie (BL002MAGO)

Blondie

Debbie Harry, Blondie recording Parallel Lines at the Record Plant Studio, New York in 1978

Prices from £395.00
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Jam, The (JA003MAGO)

The Jam

Cover artwork for The Jam's debut album 'In The City' released in 1977

Prices from £395.00
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Elton John (EJON001GM)

Elton John

Elton John photographed by Gered Mankowitz for the cover of his 1977 album 'Greatest Hits Volume II'

Prices from £1,350.00
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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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Featured Prints

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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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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Patti Smith (PS001LR)

Patti Smith

Patti Smith photographed in the Netherlands in January 1980

Prices from £295.00
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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

Prices from £291.67
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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