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Jill Furmanovsky Collection

Rockarchive founder, Jill Furmanovsky has been photographing the world's greatest music artists for over 40 years. Her huge, impressive achive includes iconic shots of Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, Eric Clapton, Blondie, The Police, Led Zeppelin, The Pretenders, Bob Dylan, Oasis plus many more. She has also directed videos for Oasis and The Pretenders.

Born in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) Jill moved to London in 1965 when she was 11 years old. She soon established a love of rock music and she became a member of the Beatles fan-club. Her first rock shot was of Paul McCartney standing outside his house with two of her school friends taken on a Kodak Instamatic.

In 1972, after taking a brief course in photography, Jill became the official photographer at the legendary Rainbow Theatre; London's leading music venue where all the big acts performed. So her career as a rock photographer began. Jill is still shooting many top artists today and works closely with Abbey Road Studios.

Kate Bush (KB002JF)

Kate Bush

Kate Bush first came to note in 1978 when, only 19, she topped the UK Singles Chart for 4 weeks with her debut single, "Wuthering Heights"

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KD Lang (LANG001JF)

KD Lang

KD Lang in the corridor of the Le Meridian Hotel, London in March 1992

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Patti Smith (PS001JF)

Patti Smith

Patti Smith performing onstage at the Rainbow Theatre, London in April 1978

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Phil Collins (PHC001JF)

Phil Collins

Phil Collins captured during a feature for Sounds Magazine in April 1980 whilst on Genesis' 'The Duke' tour

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Police, The (PO001JF)

The Police

'We look so young and innocent' The Police supporting Cherry Vanilla at the Marquee Club, London in June 1977

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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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Pretenders, The (PR001JF)

The Pretenders

Chrissie Hynde posing in London wearing a hat made by David Shilling in 1995

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Queen (QN001JF)

Queen

Freddie live at the Rainbow Theatre in March 1974 wearing a Zandra Rhodes creation.

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Rolling Stones, The (KR001JF)

The Rolling Stones

I concentrated on getting a good picture of Kieth and this is it. His assistant bought one so I must have caught something special!

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Rolling Stones, The (RS004JF)

The Rolling Stones

Glastonbury Festival June 2013, Mick Jagger headlining with the Rolling Stones on the Pyramid Stage

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Simply Red (MICH002JF)

Simply Red

Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall performing in Munich, Germany on their 1996 Life tour

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Sinead O'Connor (SO003JF)

Sinead O'Connor

Taken in her house just off Westbourne Grove in London. This photograph won a Kodak European Gold Award in 1994.

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Sinead O'Connor (SO002JF)

Sinead O'Connor

Sinead had been decorating and the walls of her lounge were painted a luminous blue that echoed the colour of her eyes.

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Slits, The (SLT001JF)

The Slits

I first saw 14 year old Ari Up in 1976 at a Generation X gig. I've often wondered if that was the night she decided to form her own group.

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Thin Lizzy (TL002JF)

Thin Lizzy

Phil Lynott from Thin Lizzy in his hotel room in Liverpool, UK in May 1980.

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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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Tom Waits ( TW002JF)

Tom Waits

Pausing at the crossroads in Santa Rossa, California 1999, Tom Waits casts a glance of displeasure, or so it appears, over his shoulder

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Van Morrison (VM001JF)

Van Morrison

Van Morrison performing at the Rainbow Theatre, London in July 1973.

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Undertones, The (UN001JF)

The Undertones

Shot during a tour of Ireland, "I loved their 'Derry' style which was short jeans and Doc Martin boots - a throw back to the skinhead era"

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Who, The (WH001JF)

The Who

Jill Furmanovsky photograph of Roger Daltrey during the rock opera performance of 'Tommy' in 1972.

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Featured Prints

Morrissey (SM001KC)

Morrissey

Morrissey performing upside down on a monitor during his Kill Uncle Tour at the Jones Beach Theatre, Wantagh, New York in July 1991

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Pink Floyd (PF005CP)

Pink Floyd

The original Pink Floyd line-up on their first ever photo shoot in Ruskin Park, 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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Bob Dylan (BD002ROSA)

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan hanging out on the streets of Portland, Orgeon prior to performing there as part of his Gospel Tour in January 1980.

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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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Ramones, The (RA002DC)

The Ramones

Energetic contact sheet of The Ramones performing at the Hammersmith Odeon, London in 1980

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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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Clash, The

The Clash

The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk.

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Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher is best known as the charismatic, self-assured front man of Manchester Britpop band Oasis.

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Kate Bush

Kate Bush

Catherine Bush is an English singer-songwriter, musician and record producer, known for her eclectic and experimental music.

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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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Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash was known for his deep, calm bass-baritone voice and a trademark look, which earned him the nickname "The Man in Black"

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Featured Collections

Born In The USA

Born In The USA

The USA has given us many of the world's greatest music artists - we celebrate the best of the best

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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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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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Great Prints for £250 or less

Great Prints for £250 or less

Check out our great range of authentic fine art photographic prints available for £250 or less.

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David Bowie Remembered

David Bowie Remembered

We are all still reeling from the tragic loss of David Bowie. Here is a wonderful tribute from one of our photographers, Mark Mawston.

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The Duffy Archive Collection

The Duffy Archive Collection

For eight years photographer Brian Duffy worked with David Bowie and shot his most iconic and enduring images. View his fantastic collection

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