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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

Amy Winehouse captured in the corridor of the Union Chapel - "She seemed particularly happy that night and made references to a loved one "

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Björk (BJ004JF)

Björk

Björk captured in 1995 by Jill Furmaovsky

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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 February 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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The Cure, 1980 by Jill Furmanovsky

The Cure

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

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Glastonbury Noel Gallagher (NOEL001JF)

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher performing with Oasis on The Main Stage in 1995 during Glastonbury's 25th Anniversary Festival

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Iggy Pop (IP005JF)

Iggy Pop

Contact sheet from Iggy Pop performing live onstage at the Rainbow Theatre in July 1979

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Jam, The (JA010JF)

The Jam

Paul Weller onstage with The Jam at the Rainbow Theatre, London in 1979

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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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Madness (MA001JF)

Madness

This shoot of Madness in New York City in February 1980 was for Issue No.1 of a new magazine that developed cult status, The Face.

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Oasis (OA005JF)

Oasis

Terrible vibes between Noel and Liam produced a wonderful set of pictures. Taken in Paris in November 1995.

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Oasis

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

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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

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

Noel & Liam Gallagher from Oasis backstage before performing onstage at Wembley Stadium in July 2000

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Oasis

Taken during the Oasis 'Definitely Maybe' Tour in Detroit, USA in 1995

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Oasis

Contact sheet of Noel & Liam Gallagher larking around during the recording sessions for 'Be Here Now' at Abbey Road Studios in October 1996

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Oasis

Noel Gallagher tuning his guitar on the floor of Studio Two, Abbey Road Studios during the recording sessions for Be Here Now in 1996

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Oasis (OA055JF)

Oasis

Iconic shot of Liam Gallagher onstage during Oasis's debut gig at Slane Castle, Dublin in July 1995

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Oasis

Oasis performing at Portland Place, London in 1995

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Oasis

Liam Gallagher onstage in Cambridge in December 1994 during Oasis's Definitely Maybe Tour

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Oasis (OA062JF)

Oasis

Oasis performing onstage during the second of their legendary Knebworth gigs in 1996.

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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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Rolling Stones (RS010JF)

Rolling Stones

Contact sheet of Charlie Watts, Rolling Stones drummer, taken at the Halcyon Hotel in London in March 1991

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Kate Bush (KB002JF)

Kate Bush

Kate Bush first came to note in 1978 when, only 19, she topped the UK Singles Chart for 4 weeks with her debut single, "Wuthering Heights"

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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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Glastonbury Joe Strummer (JOES001JF)

Joe Strummer

At the 1995 Glastonbury Festival Joe Strummer relaxes behind the scenes

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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan captured with his classic stare whilst performing on The Main Stage at the Glastonbury Festival in 1998

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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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Glastonbury Jeff Buckley (JB005JF)

Jeff Buckley

Jeff Buckley performs at Glastonbury in 1995 as part of his Mystery White Boy Tour

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Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher owning the stage whilst headlining with Oasis at the Glastonbury Festival in 1995

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Paul Weller

Paul Weller performing on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury in 2015

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Joy Division (JD002JF)

Joy Division

Contact sheet of Joy Division backstage at the YMCA, London in August 1979

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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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Stone Roses

In the NME 50th anniversary issue both Liam Gallagher and Richard Ashcroft said that this picture was the defining moment of the era.

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Glastonbury

The flags and sign for the Glastonbury Festival sit against the tranquil calm of the Somerset countryside

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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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Frank Sinatra (FSIN005ABAL)

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra walking over a London bridge in 1967 during a break from his filming of 'The Naked Runner'

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Jam. The (JA001TDA)

The Jam

Limited edition giant vintage pin badge featuring The Jam's logo on the iconic mod target by artist Tony Dennis AKA Tape Deck Art

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Joe Strummer

At the 1995 Glastonbury Festival Joe Strummer relaxes behind the scenes

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Featured Artists

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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Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen

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

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Queen

Queen

Queen are a British rock band credited with making significant contributions to such genres as hard rock & heavy metal, among others.

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Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd

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

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Paul Weller

Paul Weller

Paul Weller is an English singer, songwriter and musician. Weller achieved fame with the punk rock/new wave/mod revival band The Jam.

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Nick Cave

Nick Cave

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Featured Collections

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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The Duffy Archive Collection

The Duffy Archive Collection

For eight years photographer Brian Duffy worked with David Bowie and shot his most iconic and enduring images. View his fantastic collection

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Mick Rock Limited Edition Print Collection

Mick Rock Limited Edition Print Collection

Curated collection of authentic, signed limited edition fine art prints by legendary rock music photographer, Mck Rock

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***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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Contact Sheets Collection

Contact Sheets Collection

Our contact sheet collection is a rare opportunity to look back at the hidden moments surrounding some of rocks most iconic images.

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Oasis Print Collection

Oasis Print Collection

This print collection by Jill Furmanovsky contains images of Oasis on-the-road, onstage and recording in the studio during their zenith.

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