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Rock Music

Rock music is a genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and the United States. It has its roots in 1940s' and 1950s' rock and roll, itself heavily influenced by blues, rhythm and blues and country music. Rock music also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical sources.

Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass guitar and drums. Typically, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse-chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse. Like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but also address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political in emphasis.

The dominance of rock by white, male musicians has been seen as one of the key factors shaping the themes explored in rock music. Rock places a higher degree of emphasis on musicianship, live performance, and an ideology of authenticity than pop music.

AC/DC

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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Alan Parsons

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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Alex Chilton

Alex Chilton

Alex Chilton was an American songwriter, guitarist, singer and producer, best known as the lead singer of the Box Tops and Big Star.

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Beatles, The

The Beatles

The Beatles were an English rock band, formed in Liverpool in 1960 and widely regarded as the most influential acts of the rock era.

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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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Billy Idol

Billy Idol

Billy Idol is an English musician, singer, songwriter & actor. He achieved fame in the 1970s as a member of the punk rock band Generation X.

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Blinker The Star

Blinker The Star

Montreal band, Blinker The Star were known for their heavy, ethereal, melancholic, brash and youthful style of alternative rock music

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Blondie

Blondie

Blondie, an American rock band founded by Debbie Harry & Chris Stein was a pioneer in the American new wave & punk scenes of the 1970s.

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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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Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson is an American musician, singer, songwriter & record producer best known for being the leader and co-founder of the Beach Boys.

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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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Captain Beefheart

Captain Beefheart

Described as "one of modern music's true innovators" with "a singular body of work virtually unrivalled in its daring and fluid creativity."

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Catherine Wheel

Catherine Wheel

Catherine Wheel were an English alternative rock band from Great Yarmouth, formed in 1990 and active until 2000.

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Chic

Chic

Chic is an American band that was organized during 1976 by guitarist Nile Rodgers & bassist Bernard Edwards.

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Chris Isaak

Chris Isaak

Christopher Isaak (born June 26, 1956) is an American rock musician and occasional actor. He is best known for his hit "Wicked Game".

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Chrissie Hynde

Chrissie Hynde

Chrissie Hynde has one of the most distinctive voices in rock music and is best known as the founder of The Pretenders

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Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry

So sad to hear of the passing of Chuck Berry, rock 'n' roll legend who influenced generations of great musicians

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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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Cliff Richard (and the Shadows)

Cliff Richard (and the Shadows)

Sir Cliff Richard is a British pop singer, musician, performer, actor & philanthropist, he has sold more than 250 million records worldwide.

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Coldplay

Coldplay

Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996 by lead vocalist and pianist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at UCL.

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Cramps, The

The Cramps

The Cramps were an American punk band, formed in 1976 and active until 2009. The band split after the death of lead singer Lux Interior.

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Cranberries, The

The Cranberries

The Cranberries are an Irish rock band who rose to international fame with their debut album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?

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Cream

Cream

Cream were a 1960s British rock group consisting of bassist/singer Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/singer Eric Clapton.

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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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Cure, The

The Cure

The Cure are an English rock band formed in 1976 & has experienced several line-up changes with Robert Smith being the only constant member.

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David Bowie

David Bowie

David Bowie was a leading figure in popular music for over five decades & regarded by critics & musicians as a true innovator.

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David Gilmour

David Gilmour

David Gilmour is a guitarist, vocalist and writer with the progressive rock band Pink Floyd, but is also renowned for his solo work.

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Dr Feelgood

Dr Feelgood

Dr Feelgood is a well-loved British R&B band hailing from Canvey Island, Essex most known for their singles 'Roxette' & 'Back in the Night'

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Elton John

Elton John

Sir Elton John is an English pianist, singer-songwriter, composer & pop icon who has sold millions of records and won countless awards.

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Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello is an English musician, singer-songwriter & record producer, his career began in London's pub rock scene during the 1970s.

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Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley was one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century & the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music.

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Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton is an English rock & blues guitarist, singer & songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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Faces, The

The Faces

The Faces were an English rock band formed in the wake of the Small Faces’ split in 1969, releasing four studio LPs and one live album.

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Flaming Lips

Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips is an American rock band formed in 1983 and best known for its associations with 1960s and 1970s psychedelic subculture.

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Florence and the Machine

Florence and the Machine

Florence and the Machine's style is described as 'dark, robust & romantic', a mix of "classic soul & midnight-on-the-moors English art rock.

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Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters is an American rock band founded in 1994 by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl as a one-man project following the death of Kurt Cobain.

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Featured Prints

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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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The Beatles

The Beatles having fun at Cliveden House whilst taking a break from filming the comedy, Help in May 1965.

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Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa captured in a hotel in Sussex in June 1970, holding the artwork for the latest Mothers of Invention album

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Thin Lizzy

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

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The Beatles

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

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The Ramones

Johnny Ramone’s super-fast ‘buzzsaw’ guitar had a huge impact on the punk scene and he could make a two-minute song sound like an epic.

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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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Pink Floyd

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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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Chuck Berry

So sad to hear of the passing of Chuck Berry, rock 'n' roll legend who influenced generations of great musicians

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Blondie

Blondie, an American rock band founded by Debbie Harry & Chris Stein was a pioneer in the American new wave & punk scenes of the 1970s.

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The Kinks

The Kinks, an English rock band formed by brothers Ray & Dave Davies are regarded as one of the most nfluential rock groups of their era.

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Album Covers

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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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*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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Darkroom Prints

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David Bowie Remembered

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Photographers Limited Edtions

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