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David Corio

There's rock photography and rock photography, David Corio's shot both. Born in London in 1960, David attended Gloucester College of Art & Design when he was 16. Through his sister’s then fiance Wreckless Eric, David was introduced to the fledgling Stiff Records and photographed their first tours featuring Ian Dury and Elvis Costello, along with the pub rock and burgeoning punk scene.

Whilst working in an industrial darkroom, David began freelancing for New Musical Express and worked for them on a regular basis from 1979 till 1984 getting to photograph Bob Marley, Jerry Garcia new unsigned bands like U2 and The Birthday Party. He worked for The Face, Time Out and Black Echoes and was photographer, music listings and nightclubbing editor of City Limits in the early eighties. He also took portraits for the Telegraph, The Times and The Guardian.

In 1992 David moved to New York City working for the New York Times and shooting for several UK papers, magazines and record labels. David’s work has featured on hundreds of CD sleeves particularly in the reggae field and in many books. In 1999 his first book ’The Black Chord’ (Rizzoli/Universe) with Vivien Goldman was published featuring over 200 of David’s photos of black musicians that he had shot over twenty years.

In 2003 David published ’Megaliths’ (Jonathan Cape) , a fifteen year project with author Lai Ngan Corio featuring his photographs of the prehistoric stones of England and Wales and the legends and folklores that are attached to them.

His work has been shown at the Victoria & Albert Museum, The Photographer’s Gallery, Special Photographers Company, London and Jack Shainman Gallery, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, Morrison Hotel Gallery and Eyejammy Gallery in New York and in Remix Gallery, Osaka, Japan and Dusty Gallery, Hong Kong.

 

Angus Young, AC/DC onstage at the Hammersmith Odeon, London in 1979 photographed by David Corio

AC/DC

AC/DC's guitarist Angus Young is a great musician but very difficult to photograph as he moves non-stop. - Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK.

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AC/DC (ACDC002DC)

AC/DC

Unique contact sheet print of AC/CD's, Angus Young by photographer David Corio, taken at Hammersmith Odeon, London, November 1st, 1979

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Afrika Bambaataa (AB001DC)

Afrika Bambaataa

This was one of the first hip hop shows in England - Londoners had never experienced any gig like this before.

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Bob Marley (BM001DC)

Bob Marley

Bob Marley's last London show on 7 June 1980 at the Crystal Palace Bowl

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Bob Marley (BM002DC)

Bob Marley

Rare contact sheet by David Corio with a fantastic selection of images of Bob Marley performing in London in 1980.

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Ian Dury (ID001DC)

Ian Dury

Ian Dury just before he went onstage with The Blockheads at the Brighton Top Rank in June 1980

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James Brown (BR001DC)

James Brown

James Brown performing onstage at the Hammersmith Odeon, London in May 1985

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Nick Cave (NC001DC)

Nick Cave

Nick Cave in his PR's office in Kilburn, London in July 1982

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Nick Cave (NC003DC)

Nick Cave

Unique contact sheet print of Nick Cave And The Birthday Party by photographer David Corio taken in a disused church in Kilburn, London

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Ramones, The (RA001DC)

The Ramones

Johnny Ramone with his super-fast ‘buzzsaw’ guitar at the Hammersmith Odeon, London in 1980

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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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Specials, The (SPEC001DC)

The Specials

The Specials performing onstage at the legendary Hope & Anchor pub in London in 1980

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Tom Waits (TW001DC)

Tom Waits

Tom Waits onstage at the Victoria Apollo, London in March, 1981.

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U2 (UT001DC)

U2

Bono and The Edge of U2 performing live in Cork, Ireland in February 1980

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U2 (UT007DC)

U2

U2 on top of a hotel roof in Cork, Ireland on a cold February morning in 1980

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U2 (UT008DC)

U2

Contact sheet images of U2 on the roof of the Country Club Hotel in Cork in August 1980

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Featured Prints

Jam, The (JA006MAGO)

The Jam

Contact sheet of The Jam's photo shoot for the cover of their debut album 'In The City'

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Patti Smith (PS001LR)

Patti Smith

Patti Smith photographed in the Netherlands in January 1980

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Clash, The (CL002SSHE)

The Clash

The Clash on stage at the the first large scale Rock Against Racism/Anti Nazi League carnival at Victoria Park, April 1978.

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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

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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

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Glastonbury Jarvis Cocker (PULP001JF)

Jarvis Cocker

Jarvis Cocker performing one of his signature moves with Pulp on The Park Stage during the 2011 Glastonbury Festival

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Rolling Stones, The

The Rolling Stones

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Oasis

Oasis

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Blondie, Debbie Harry in London, 1977 Photo | Fine Art Print by Sheila Rock

Blondie

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Pink Floyd

A unique collection of images of Pink Floyd, one of the worlds most successful and influential rock bands.

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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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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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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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Morgan Howell Print Collection

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Alternative artwork by Storm Thorgerson for Pink Floyd's Division Bell

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Jake Chessum

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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 Print Collection

Contact Sheets Print Collection

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