It's less than two months to go now until the first ever major international retrospective of 'The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains' opens at the V&A. This exhibition promises not only to chronicle the music of one the worlds biggest and most influential rock bands, but also their iconic imagery too.
52 sets of the brand new David Bowie Royal Mail Stamps have been sent into space to mark their launch. This is a homage to Bowie's immortal film role in The Man Who Fell To Earth directed by Nicolas Roeg in 1976. The special First Day Covers, feature a full set of album cover stamps.
This weekend Jill Furmanovsky will be taking the Super Stage at The Photography Show at The NEC, Birmingham. Alongside some of the greatest minds in photography, renowned for their stunning, revolutionary and thought provoking images across the world.
Photographing the driving forces and icons of the 1960s and 1970s, Robert Whitaker shot famous celebrities from Mick Jagger to Salvador Dalí, however his most celebrated and enduring work is of The Beatles who he visually captured from 1964 to 1966, in professional settings, candid moments and everyday situations.
Duffy took the most iconic Bowie picture, Aladdin Sane, in 1973. Here as we celebrate the launch of his great work on our website, we share images and anecdotes from his great legacy
Don't miss the final chance to see our David Bowie: Silhouettes & Shadows Exhibition at the Lucy Bell Gallery in Hastings - closing on March 4th
This week would have been Kurt Cobain's 50th birthday. We share the story behind our favourite iconic image.
This week Jill Furmanovsky travelled to Manchester with long-term friend and muse Chrissie Hynde to visit her current Oasis DNA exhibition at Manchester Central Library. Here Jill shares anecdotes and photos of their extraordinary friendship
When acclaimed music photographer, Colin N Purvor first came to us in 2014 with his collection of negatives, he believed they were heading for the bin as they were so heavily water damaged. But when we discovered this classic image of Jimi Hendrix amongst his archives, we were desperate to save it and offered to try to restore it to its former glory.
Pink Floyd's widely acclaimed concept album 'Animals' has just turned 40. We wanted to share Jill Furmanovsky's homage to the album created in 2006 for the BBC's 'Britain in Pictures' series
During the years 1973-1976 writer/producer Geoff MacCormack toured with David Bowie on the Aladdin Sane and Ziggy Stardust, Diamond Dogs and Young Americans tours as backing vocalist, percussionist and support artist.
Throughout the touring years Bowie wouldn’t fly so the pair of old childhood school friends circumnavigated the world by ship, train and land. The extensive time spent travelling and the methods used meant Geoff had unique opportunities to collect photographic memories of the tours with Bowie, and this reflects in the simple, relaxed off guard moments David has been captured in. Enjoy his wonderful collection.
Our acclaimed 'Silhouettes & Shadows: David Bowie Remembered' Exhibition is now on at the Lucy Bell Gallery, Hastings. It includes images by Mick Rock, Geoff MacCormack, Barrie Wentzell, Steve Rapport, Ian Dickson, Terry Pastor, Mark Mawston, Stefan Wallgren and Janet Macoska, as well as new and previously un-exhibited work by Fernando Aceves, Ray Stevenson and Dave Hogan
Read the fascinating and amusing account by Jill Furmanovsky of Bob Dylan receiving this prestigious Polar Music Award award in Stockholm in 2000.
Jill recounts "He appeared suddenly only minutes before the ceremony began and was ushered into his seat next to the King. I had a birds-eye view of the front row from the balcony behind the orchestra."
We are delighted to announce the opening of our new pop-up shop in the heart of Hampstead, North London. This fascinating pop-up contains a selection of best-selling Rockarchive limited edition photographic prints, including work by Jill Furmanovsky, as well as one-off prints, rare t-shirts, signed memorabilia, vintage press prints, postcards, posters and end of editions.
Bob Dylan isn’t just a Nobel prize winning singer-songwriter, he’s also an artist. In the sense that he’s a painter and sculptor. Bill Clinton owns one of his metalworks. A new exhibition, The Beaten Path, of Dylan’s art—sketches, paintings in acrylic and watercolors, ironworks—is currently on show at London’s Halcyon Gallery.
The show has been in production for the last two years with the theme of the American landscape, and they are landscapes that are altogether Dylan. Spread across three floors and numbering a few hundred works, they explore Americana in major cities, in middle America, on the backroads, motels, places off the beaten track that the title references.
As we take down our ‘Silhouettes & Shadows’ exhibition at Photofusion we say a sad farewell to Brixton and reflect on the amazing six weeks we have enjoyed there.
When we decided several months ago to run a David Bowie exhibition, celebrating his life and career, Brixton was our first choice location.
It was a controversial choice, but last week it was revealed that Bob Dylan, singer songwriter, artist, performer, and music-making legend, won the Nobel Prize for Literature. The reason? “For having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” While it delighted many it irked others, mostly novelists. But, well, they’re just going to have to suck it up, because Dylan is deserving.
Earlier this year Jamie xx released the music video for his song “Gosh.” It was directed by French filmmaker Romain Gavras and it featured a main character, 17-year-old Hassan Kone who’s albino, some albino Chinese kids, and 400 blonde-haired teenagers marching, running, and doing synchronized dancing in the suburb of Tianducheng in Zhejiang Province, China.
For all fans of Pink Floyd, what could possibly be better (Pink Floyd reunion aside) than seeing the great Dave Gilmour sing the classic song “Comfortably Numb” from Pink Floyd’s classic 1979 album The Wall live in concert?
Well, how about if Benedict Cumberbatch joined him on stage to sing along too?
It’s not unusual for Die Antwoord to release weird music videos, in fact it would be leftfield of them to not release a video that leaves you thinking “WTAF?“. So in that fine tradition is the music video for “Banana Brain”, their first single from the upcoming album Mount Ninji And Da Nice Time Kid.
The video, directed by Ninja and Terence Neale, starts with a character played by Yolandi Visser giving her parents some sleeping pills and then heading to a house party with Ninja.
Back in 1975 Pink Floyd walked into Abbey Road Studios and began work on their ninth album, it had been a busy year, well actually it had been a busy 3 years of touring, promoting their previous release, The Dark Side Of The Moon (one of the decade’s biggest hits) and the band were exhausted....
You know a song is a classic when it gets parodied. The legendary KISS ballad, “Beth” is no exception. This short film, directed by Brian Billow and written by Bob Winter, chronicles the completely fictitious story of the song’s inspiration. But seen from the point of view of Beth
Winter told Adweek that he first got the idea for the spoof when he was working as chief creative officer at Young & Rubicam in Chicago, “I was thinking that it might be fun to create a series that’s like the made-up stories behind real songs.”
Rockarchive are really excited to announce that we will be launching our latest exhibition 'Chunk of Punk' at the Barbican Music Library from the start of March 2016.
Our very own, Jill Furmanovsky will be opening up her archive to share her collection of both well-known and unseen Punk images in a celebration of 40 years of Punk.
We are all still reeling from last week's tragic loss of David Bowie. Here we share a wonderful tribute from one of our photographers, Mark Mawston.
"David Bowie was the definitive male re inventor of rock. Others may have instigated it but Bowie re invigorated music with every character or costume change. His alter ego’s such as Ziggy Stardust and The Thin White Duke reflect perfectly just two of the many disparate sides of music that he mastered......"
A new exhibition of Rockarchive images are on display at Radio Salon in Shoreditch. The opening night went off with bang, it was 5th November after all.
Thursday night saw the unveiling of 3 huge prints in the salon along with some clusters of smaller prints decorating the walls of east London's prime hair salon, Radio Salon. The night was enjoyed by all as Johnny Borrell (Razorlight) aired his new songs to an excited crowd drinking down Champagne and Sailor Jerry's Rum!
Get down to the Salon and check out the exhibition, and book yourself in for a cut at the same time!