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Virginia Turbett

Virginia Turbett's photographs captured a wealth of musical, social and cultural images from the period covering Punk, Rock, Pop, Heavy Metal, New Romantics, skinheads, Two-Tone, Ska, Reggae and the and fans, style and fashion of the time. She created images of world famous artists like the Sex Pistols, The Clash, Debbie Harry, Iggy Pop, Prince as well as celebrities like Andy Warhol and political figures of the time.

In December 1981, The Face magazine ran a spread called “Punk Rock: 5 Years On.” Virginia was sent out into the field to photograph/interview any punks she came across. The magazine didn’t specify how to date those “5 years” precisely but it does happen that “Anarchy in the U.K.” was released in late November of 1976, so we can make it that.

Speaking about a shoot in 1982 with UK pop girl band Bananarama for Smash Hits, Viginia recalls the event, "Journalist Mark Ellen and I took them around London in a chauffeur driven limo," she recalls. "My main memory of the day is that they spent a good deal complaining about how they hated everything that they were asked to do!"

Her photographs of that era document a radically changing and exciting time in the music industry.

 

Birthday Party, The (BP001VT)

The Birthday Party

The Birthday Party were one of the definitive post-punk groups, creative and destructive in equal measure.

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Jam, The ( JA002VT)

The Jam

Paul Weller, with The Jam, performing live onstage at Guildford Civic Hall in June 1981

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Jam, The (JA001VT)

The Jam

Paul Weller, with The Jam, plugging in his guitar live onstage at the Rainbow Theatre, London in April 1980.

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Jam, The (JA003VT)

The Jam

Paul Weller, with The Jam, backstage at Wembey Arena, wearing a Rubber Soul belt, before performing in December 1982

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Madness (MA001VT)

Madness

Madness captured in a London park in November 1979

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Prince (PC001VT)

Prince

Prince posing backstage at the Paradiso, Amsterdam during his Dirty Mind Tour in 1981

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Sex Pistols (SP001VT)

Sex Pistols

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

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Nirvana

Nirvana in Madrid during their European Tour of In Utero in July 1992

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Oasis

Early in October 1997 fans found out that Oasis were recording in Abbey Road, and the graffiti outside started showing Oasis content

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This was the second and last time that the Stones wore these check jackets.

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U2

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

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Pink Floyd

The original Pink Floyd line-up on their first ever photo shoot in Ruskin Park, London

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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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Nirvana

Nirvana were an American rock music band formed by Kurt Cobain & Krist Novoselic, they were considered the 'flagship band' of Generation X.

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Dr Feelgood

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Cat Anderson

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The Ramones

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