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Lex Van Rossen (1950-2007)

In the seventies Dutch born Lex Van Rossen was working a photojournalist at Het Parool when he noticed that there was money to make in pop photography so he moved more towards photo reports from pop concerts. He photographs from that time include Lou Reed, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Queen, Debbie Harry, Neil Young, Iggy Pop, AC / DC and David Bowie.

In 1987 Lex caused a sensation by a taking an iconic photo of the Irish singer Bono from the rock group U2, kneeling & singing at a concert in the Feyenoord Stadium in Rotterdam. This was also his favorite picture, as he said once in an interview.

Lex van Rossen died at the age of 57 from the effects of cancer. He was buried on March 2, 2007 at the New Eastern Cemetery in Amsterdam.

Photographer Jill Furmanovsky said of Rex, "It is hard to decide which to admire more, his work or the man himself. His pictures have a grace that comes from a thorough knowledge of the camera combined with a deep empathy with his subjects."

"His classic live images of musicians such as Debbie Harry, The Clash, Tom Waits and many others required split timing. He had that. His portraits reflect the trust he inspired in others.

Personally, he was a true gentleman in the old-fashioned sense of the word. Softly spoken, gentle, polite, humorous with a twinkle in his eye, it was a pleasure to be in his company. I shall miss him terribly and extend my deep sympathy to his many friends and family."

Blondie, Debbie Harry in New York, 1978 | Fine Art Print by Lex Van Rossen

Blondie

Blondie headlined at The Palladium, NYC as part of their 1st U.S. Tour. Robert Gordon and Link Wray opened for them.

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Bruce Springsteen (BN003LR)

Bruce Springsteen

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

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Bruce Springsteen onstage at Ahoy, Rotterdam during The River Tour in 1981

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During the Born In The USA Tour at the Feijenoord Stadion in Rotterdam, 1985.

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Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen enjoying a quiet moment in Amsterdam, Holland in April 1988

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Blondie, Debbie Harry in London, 1977 Photo | Fine Art Print by Lex Van Rossen

Blondie

In September 1977 Blondie bought back its recording contract with Private Stock Records and signed with British label Chrysalis Records.

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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan onstage at the Arena Civica di Milano, Milan on the 'Temples in Flames Tour'. He was supported by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

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This image was used for the cover of Chris Isaac's breakthrough album 'Heart Shaped World'.

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Joe Strummer (lying on floor) & Mick Jones performing live onstage on their 'Sort It Out' Tour at the Paradiso, Amsterdam.

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Frank Zappa in the 1970's

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Grace Jones

Grace Jones on her 'A One Man Show' tour performs live at The Carre Theatre in Amsterdam, Netherlands on September 23, 1981.

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Joy Division

Ian Curtis of Joy Division performing at the Paradiso, Amsterdam in January 1980 wearing his famous 'The Sound and the Fury' t-shirt.

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Patti Smith

Patti Smith photographed in the Netherlands in January 1980

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The Ramones performing live onstage at the Paradiso, Amsterdam in September 1978

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Bono from U2 performing live on their Joshua Tree Tour in Rotterdam, Holland in July 1987

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