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Jorgen Angel

Born in 1951, on the outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark, Jorgen entered the world of rock photography as a schoolboy. At the age of 14 he attended his first press meeting, Sonny & Cher. Using his Kodak Instamatic he got some very poor results. So he upgraded to his mother’s holiday camera, an AGFA Optima. With this camera he took some of his most renowned photos.

The first international act he shot with this camera was The Pretty Things (his favourite band) at the age of 15. However still using his mother’s camera, he soon progressed to bands like The Yardbirds, Ten Years After, The Move and Deep Purple (MKI). The most famous photos he took with the old camera were of the very first performance by four young lads: Page, Plant, Jones and Bonham. Being a schoolboy was a bonus - how was he supposed to know that he shouldn’t just walk into Eric Clapton’s dressing room and ask to take a picture. Similarly, no-one tried to stop him when he walked onto the stage to take some close ups - the roadies were more worried about him stepping on one of Jimmy Page’s guitars!

Later he upgraded his equipment again - to Nikon and Hasselblad. With this equipment he shot about 50,000 photos of rock stars till he called it quits in the middle of 1980’s and left the music business - leaving the negatives in his parent’s basement and later in his attic.

With the wonders of the Internet he discovered there was an interest for his classic rock photos.

Jorgen Angel’s photography has been used for magazines, books, tv-programmes and on record covers. From USA to Russia, from Brazil to Japan as well at exhibitions and galleries.

Jorgen is often told his photos are "different". He is still trying to figure out what it is that makes them different. But what he does know is, that it’s almost impossible to take those kind of photos in the corporate environment that the music world of today has become.

 

Jimi Hendrix (JH001JA)

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix onstage at the K.B. Hallen in Copenhagen in September 1970 just a couple of weeks before he sadly passed away.

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Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix onstage giving an energetic and powerful performance in Copenhagen in 1970. Limited edition prints, photos & images for sale.

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Led Zeppelin

Q Magazine’s picture editor says "Live rock photos don’t get any cooler than Jorgen’s timeless shot of Jimmy Page.

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Led Zeppelin (LZ003JA)

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin live onstage in Copenhagen, Denmark on the first night of their 1973 European Tour

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Queen

Freddie Mercury performing onstage wearing a harlequin one-piece at Brøndby Hallen, Copenhagen in 1977

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The Rolling Stones

Keith Richards onstage in Copenhagen towards the end of The Rolling Stones 1973 European Tour

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David Bowie

David Bowie performing onstage at the Falkoner Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark in April 1976 on his Isolar-1976 Tour.

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David Bowie

The Thin White Duke onstage during his Isolar-1976 Tour in Copenhagen in 1976

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AC/DC

AC/DC onstage supporting Black Sabbath at the Falkonerteatret, Copenhagen in April 1977

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AC/DC

Angus Young, from AC/DC, captured in a small street outside a press meeting in Copenhagen in 1977

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Bob Marley

Taken at the The Cattle Show Grounds, Roskilde Festival, Denmark in 1978, Bob Marley performs as part of the three-day festival.

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Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix on his Cry of Love Tour in Denmark in 1970 before his death later that month.

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Kate Bush

Kate Bush performing live onstage on Tour of Life in Copenhagen, Denmark in April 1979.

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Kate Bush

Kate Bush performing in Copenhagen, Denmark in April 1979

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Led Zeppelin

I had the good fortune to be present the first time Led Zeppelin (The New Yardbirds at the time) performed before an audience in Copenhagen.

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Marc Bolan (MB001JA)

Marc Bolan

Marc Bolan playing with T.Rex in Copenhagen, Denmark in March 1973

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Queen

Freddie Mercury onstage with Queen at the Brøndby Hallen, Copenhagen in 1977 on their A Day At The Races Tour

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Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury performing at Brøndby Hallen, Copenhagen during Queen's 'A Day At The Races' Tour in May 1977

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Johnny Rotten at Daddy's Dance Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark in July 1977, the first show of what allegedly was a secret Scandinavian tour.

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Shooting promotional films for the singles Rain & Paperback Writer at Chiswick Park Gardens in May 1966

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This photo session was for No.1 Magazine (long since extinct) on a Eurythmics press day, they’d been doing interviews all day.

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Early shot of The Fall at Central Station Car Park, Manchester in the summer of 1978

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Sex Pistols on the set for the 'Pretty Vacant' video shoot at the ITN Studios, London in June 1977

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