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Jill Furmanovsky

Rockarchive founder, Jill Furmanovsky, was born and brought up in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), Her parents moved to London in 1965 when Jill was 11 years old and she became a member of the Beatles fan-club and an 'Apple scruff' – one of the teenagers that hung around outside Abbey Road hoping to catch sight of the Fab Four. Her first rock shot was of Paul McCartney standing outside his house with two of her school friends taken on a Kodak Instamatic.

Following a foundation course at Harrow School of Art, Jill studied textile and graphic design at the Central School of Art and Design. After only two weeks training in photography, she had a lucky break when she was offered (and gleefully accepted) the unpaid job of official photographer at London's premier rock venue, The Rainbow Theatre in 1972.

Artists photographed in her 40 year career include many of the biggest names in rock music: Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, Eric Clapton, Blondie, The Police, Led Zeppelin, The Pretenders, Bob Dylan, and Oasis are but a few. She has also directed videos for Oasis and The Pretenders.

Jill continues to shoot in the music industry. Her traffic-stopping image of Florence Welsh graced the streets of Los Angeles in 2012 as part of the exhibit ‘Who Shot Rock & Roll?’ at the Annenberg Space for Photography. She was also featured extensively in the film of the same name in which Noel Gallagher took part on her behalf, to praise their long working relationship.

Jill's book 'The Moment' 25 Years of Rock Photography' (1995) is a seminal work in the genre. Her subsequent book, ‘Oasis - Was There Then ' A Photographic Journey' (1997) followed a ground-breaking exhibition of the same name that toured in the UK and Ireland (Noel Gallagher thought she was a caterer who took good pictures).

Jill has won many awards for her music photography including The Jane Bown Observer Portrait Award (1992) and 'Woman of the Year' for Music and Related Industries (1988). Further accolades followed. In 2012 she was presented with a special award by Record of The Day Magazine.

 

 

 

Amy Winehouse (AMYW001JF)

Amy Winehouse

"She seemed particularly happy that night and made references to a loved one (Blake) who was in the audience."

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Bob Marley (BM001JF)

Bob Marley

Bob Marley sitting on the bed of a rented apartment on Gloucester Road in London in 1978

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Chic (CH001JF)

Chic

All four members of Chic cannot help but groove to the same beat.

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Cure, The (CURE001JF)

The Cure

The Cure on the road in Holland and Belgium during their 1980 'Seventeen Seconds' tour.

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Led Zeppelin (LZ011JF)

Led Zeppelin

Jimmy Page onstage at Led Zeppelin's legendary Earls Court Arena concerts in 1975

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Leonard Cohen (LC002JF)

Leonard Cohen

Jill Furmanovsky recalls, "This was a typical music press session - probably for Sounds. The journalist and ‘snapper’, me, at a posh hotel.

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Oasis (OA005JF)

Oasis

Terrible vibes between Noel and Liam produced a wonderful set of pictures.

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Oasis (OA007JF)

Oasis

This was taken during a break in filming the Oasis Wonderwall video.

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Oasis (OA030JF)

Oasis

Johnny Marr had given Noel one of his guitars in the early days when he was broke. Now he was able to buy any guitar that took his fancy

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Oasis (OA040JF)

Oasis

This was the second day of a 2-day press shoot for the release of Be Here Now. It was the day Tony Blair became Prime Minister

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Oasis (OA042JF)

Oasis

Rehearsals before leaving for a US tour supporting U2.

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Oasis (OAMR001JF)

Oasis

Noel recalls "Maine Road was where we all used to go as kids. So I was standing there, trying to make sure I never forgot this moment"

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Pink Floyd (PF001JF)

Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd in Abbey Road making a new album that became 'Wish You Were Here'. Jill Furmanovsky was asked to drop in and shoot some stills

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Led Zeppelin (LZ010JF)

Led Zeppelin

"In his velvet embroidered suits, striking guitar poses, Jimmy Page and the equally dynamic Robert Plant were a photographers dream."

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Pink Floyd (PF002JF)

Pink Floyd

David Gilmour’s superb guitar solo during ’Comfortably Numb’ on PinK Floyd's The Wall Tour

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Pink Floyd (PF015JF)

Pink Floyd

David Gilmour in Studio 3, at Abbey Road Studios. The band were recording Have a Cigar that day for their new album Wish You Were Here .

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Alex Chilton (ALCH001JF)

Alex Chilton

By the end of 1978, with a handful of new songs he was itching to record, it was time for him to return to the studio."

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Annie Lennox (EU001JF)

Annie Lennox

The styling for a cover shoot for Sounds Magazine was a sheet off the bed. The lighting came from a bedside lamp.

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B.B. King (BB001JF)

B.B. King

B.B. King headlines the venue at the Rainbow Theatre in 1973 with support acts from Lou Reed, Golden Earring & The Persuasions.

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Billy Idol (IDOL001JF)

Billy Idol

Billy Idol poses for the camera on a bed with a cat. He was part of the Bromley Contingent, a group of followers & fans of the Sex Pistols.

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Blondie (BL001JF)

Blondie

Debbie Harry (Blondie) at the Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland, May 1977, kicking off their first UK tour,

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Blondie (BL002JF)

Blondie

Debbie Harry at the Glasgow Apollo, 1977, kicking off their first UK tour supporting American band Television. Blondie were the support act.

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Blondie (BL003JF)

Blondie

Debbie Harry of Blondie photographed by Jill Furmanovsky at Chrysalis Records shortly after their debut album 'Blondie' was re-released.

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Bob Dylan (BD001JF)

Bob Dylan

"This image of Bob Dylan and bass player Tony Garnier, snatched at an open air concert in Italy, sums up a beautiful partnership."

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Buzzcocks (BUZZ001JF)

Buzzcocks

Buzzcocks captured in a public library whilst on a press session in Manchester in May 1977.

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Captain Beefheart (BH001JF)

Captain Beefheart

Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band play the Rainbow Theatre, London, 1973.

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Carlos Santana (CS001JF)

Carlos Santana

This concert was shortly after 'Caravanserai', the 4th album by Santana released in Oct 1972. It was a turning point in Santana's career.

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Chrissie Hynde (CHRIS001JF)

Chrissie Hynde

Chrissie Hynde taking time out in August 1990

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Chrissie Hynde (CHRIS002JF)

Chrissie Hynde

Chrissie Hynde & Jeff Buckley hanging out back stage at the Glastonbury Festival

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Clash, The (CL001JF)

The Clash

'White riot, I wanna riot, white riot, a riot of my own!' There was a riot at this gig when the audience smashed up a load of seats.

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Cortinas, The (CORT001JF)

The Cortinas

Bristol punk band The Cortinas hanging out in London in 1977 after the release of their debut single ' Fascist Dictator'

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Cramps, The (TC001JF)

The Cramps

Ivy and Lux from The Cramps

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Cream (CR001JF)

Cream

Cream rehearsing in Bray in 2005 before their reunion concerts at the Royal Albert Hall

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Cure, The ( CURE002JF)

The Cure

The Cure captured in their early days in London in 1979

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David Gilmour (DAVG001JF)

David Gilmour

David Gilmour at the rehearsal for his Brighton performance on the Rattle that Lock Tour in September 2015

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David Gilmour (DAVG002JF)

David Gilmour

David Gilmour at the rehearsal for his Brighton performance on the Rattle that Lock Tour in September 2015.

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Featured Prints

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Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello & The Attractions headline at the Rock Against Racism concert in Brockwell Park, Brixton in September 1978

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Pink Floyd

Inner sleeve artwork for Pink Floyd's album Wish You Were Here. The nude woman in the inner sleeve is absent from first viewing

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Oasis

Liam wearing the famous brown check coat that never seemed to come off during the tour and watching the sound-check intently as was his way.

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Ryan Adams

This is my preferred time of year to shoot, whereby the sun is low and casts wonderful long shadows. This setting in Hyde Park was perfect.

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Bruce Springsteen

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

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Nirvana

Nirvana photographed outside the Dalmacia Hotel in Shepherd's Bush, London on a cold October morning in 1990.

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Squeeze

Squeeze are a British band formed in Depford, London in 1974 that came to prominence during the new wave period of the late 1970s.

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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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Led Zeppelin

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Cat Stevens

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Rick Wright

Rick Wright was an English musician, composer, singer, songwriter and solo artist. He was also a founding member of Pink Floyd.

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The Pretenders

The Pretenders, led by lead vocalist Chrissie Hynde, crossed the bridge between punk and pop with their melodic yet hard, spiky songs

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