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Folk Music

Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival. The term originated in the 19th century but is often applied to music that is older than that. Some types of folk music are also called world music.

Starting in the mid-20th century a new form of popular folk music evolved from traditional folk music. This process and period is called the (second) folk revival and reached a zenith in the 1960s. This form of music is sometimes called contemporary folk music or folk revival music to distinguish it from earlier folk forms.

Smaller similar revivals have occurred elsewhere in the world at other times, but the term folk music has typically not been applied to the new music created during those revivals. This type of folk music also includes fusion genres such as folk rock, folk metal, electric folk, and others. While contemporary folk music is a genre generally distinct from traditional folk music, in English it shares the same name, and it often shares the same performers and venues as traditional folk music. Even individual songs may be a blend of the two.

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist & writer. He has been influential in popular music & culture for more than five decades.

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Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen (Nicknamed "The Boss") is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and humanitarian.

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Cat Stevens

Cat Stevens

Cat Stevens (real name Yusuf Islam) is a British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, humanitarian, and education philanthropist

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Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young

Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's music unerringly reflected the tastes & viewpoints of the counterculture in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran is the leading light in current popular music achieving unprecedeted success with his latest album 'Divide'

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Jeff Buckley

Jeff Buckley

Jeff Buckley was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. Rolling Stone considers him one of the greatest singers of all time.

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Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell's songs drawing from folk, rock & jazz helped define a generation. She is regarded as one of the greatest ever songwriters

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Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen wa a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet & novelist. His work explores religion, politics, isolation, sexuality & relationships.

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Marianne Faithfull

Marianne Faithfull

Marianne Faithfull is an English singer, songwriter & actress who achieved popularity in the 1960s with the release of "As Tears Go By".

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Neil Young

Neil Young

Neil Young's acclaimed solo career spans over 45 years & 35 studio albums, with a continuous & uncompromising exploration of musical styles.

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PJ Harvey

PJ Harvey

British musician PJ Harvey was a distinctive voice in the early-'90s alternative rock explosion.

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Rory Gallagher

Rory Gallagher

Rory Gallagher was an Irish blues and rock multi-instrumentalist & songwriter who recorded solo albums throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

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Van Morrison

Van Morrison

Van Morrison is a Northern Irish singer, songwriter and musician who is usually known by the name "Van the Man" to his fans.

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Featured Prints

Pink Floyd (PF016JF)

Pink Floyd

David Gilmour taking a quiet moment backstage, during the Dark Side of the Moon tour 1974.

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Rory Gallagher (RG001JM)

Rory Gallagher

Rory was soft-spoken, kind of a shy, and he really liked the gesture of bringing him a flower, he held it as he spoke to me.

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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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Bruce Springsteen (BN003LR)

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen captured during The River Tour in 1981 at the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam

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Elton John (EJON001ABAL)

Elton John

Elton John at his rented house in Los Angeles prior to his career-defining sellout concerts at Dodger Stadium.

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Foo Fighters (FOOF002AW)

Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters backstage before a gig at the Student Union Bar, University of London Union in August 2002.

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Featured Artists

George Michael

George Michael

George Michael was one of the most influential and successful British pop musicians who sadly died on Christmas Day 2016

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Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd are currently getting set for the 'Their Mortal Remains' exhibition at the V&A - Check out our range of images for sale.

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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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Blondie

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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Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher is regarded as one of the UK’s most respected musicians and the mastermind behind Britpop super group Oasis.

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Beck

Beck

Beck Hansen, known by stage name Beck, is an American singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist.

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Featured Collections

Morgan Howell Collection

Morgan Howell 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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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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Rockarchive Edition 100

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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Darkroom Prints

Darkroom Prints

All our traditonal darkroom prints are hand printed from the original negative by a master printer to give them a crafted and unique feel

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*Shine On: Pink Floyd in Focus*

*Shine On: Pink Floyd in Focus*

Pink Floyd's sublime music of hope and despair, touches all nationalities and is as meaningful today as it was when conceived.

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Album Covers

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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