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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.

 

 

 

Morgan Webster, Menace performing at The Roxy in 1977 photographed by Jill Furmanovsky

Menace

Morgan Webster from punk band Menace performing at The Roxy, London in 1977

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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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Sham 69 performing at the Rainbow Theatre in 1977 photographed by Jill Furmanovsky

Sham 69

Jimmy Pursey, lead singer of punk band Sham 69, leaping in the air during a gig at the Rainbow Theatre, London in 1977.

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Siouxsie and The Banshees (SS006JF)

Siouxsie and the Banshees

'Goddess' portrait of Siouxsie Sioux taken at Jill Furmanovsky's studio in November 1983

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Siouxsie and the Banshees (SS008JF)

Siouxsie and the Banshees

Beautiful silhouette portrait of Siouxise and the Banshees taken whilst the band were onstage in Sweden in June 1982

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Slits, The (SLT001JF)

The Slits

Jill Furmanovsky photograph of The Slits performing at the Camden venue Music Machine now known as KoKo in 1977

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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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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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Amy Winehouse at the Union Chapel in Islington in 2006 photographed by Jill Furmanovsky

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse performing onstage at the world famous Union Chapel in Islington, London in November 2006

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Björk (BJ006JF)

Björk

Björk beautifully captured by Jill Furmanovsky at her London studio in May 1995.

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The Cortinas in London in 1977 photographed by Jill Furmanovsky

The Cortinas

Bristol punk band The Cortinas messing about in London in 1977 after the release of their debit album 'Fascist Dictator'

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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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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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Glastonbury Liam Gallagher (LIAM001JF)

Liam Gallagher

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

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GLASTONBURY PAUL WELLER

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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Oasis (OA053JF)

Oasis

Noel Gallagher rehearsing in Studio Two at Abbey Road in October 1996 during the recordings for the Oasis album 'Be Here Now'

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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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Poly Styrene from X-Ray Specs at her home in 1978 photohgraphed by Jill Furmanovsky

Poly Styrene

Poly Styrene from X-Ray Spex at her home in 1978 photographed by Jill Furmanovsky

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Punk Montage Print (MONT002JF)

Punk Montage Print by Jill Furmanovsky

Montage punk print created by photographs taken by music photographer Jill Furmanovsky

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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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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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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 ( JA013JF)

The Jam

Paul Weller, from The Jam, dressing for a cover shoot for 'The Face' in London in March 1983

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80's Pop Music Montage

80's Pop Music Montage print by Jill Furmanovsky

Exclusive 1980s pop music montage print created using photographs taken by Jill Furmanovsky during the era.

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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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Annie Lennox, Eurythmics in a Nottingham hotel room in 1983 photographed by Jill Furmanovsky

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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Bjork, London 1995 by Jill Furmanovsky. Available for sale.

Björk

Contact sheet from photo shoot of Björk taken by Jill Furmanovsky in Primrose Hill in 1995

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Björk (BJ007JF)

Björk

Jill Furmanovsky photograph of Björk taken outside her Primrose Hill studio in May 1995

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Bjork holding a football at Jill Furmanovsky's Studio in Primrose Hill in 1985.

Björk

Björk holding a football at Jill Furmanovsky's Studio in Primrose Hill in 1995.

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Blondie, Debby Harry in Scotland, 1977 | Fine Art Print by Jill Furmanovsky

Blondie

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

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Blondie, Debbie Harry in Glasgow, 1977 Photo | Fine Art Print by Jill Furmanovsky

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, Debbie Harry in London, 1977 Photo | Fine Art Print by Jill Furmanovsky

Blondie

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

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The Bodysnatchers messing about in London in 1980.

The Bodysnatchers

The Bodysnatchers messing about in London in the summer of 1980.

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Boy George photographed for The Face Magazine in 1982

Boy George

Boy George captured during a photo shoot for The Face Magazine in 1982

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