Eversince Elvis started wriggling his hips photographers
have been on hand to capture the moment.
Many pictures have gone on to be as famous as the
stars themselves. Remember Bowie and Mick Ronson captured on stage
in their Spiders From Mars days?
Well, images by some of the biggest photographers
in the rock world are about to be displayed in Nottingham.
Contributions from Mick Rock, Gered Mankowitz and
Ross Halfin will be among those exhibited at The Park Rock residential
development, Castle Boulevard from 16th - 22nd June.
It's the first time the exhibition will have been
seen outside London. Once the Nottingham run's completed it'll tour
Those pictured include The Beatles, Rolling Stones,
Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix and The Who.
The exhibition, entitled Thirty Flight Rock, will
be open to the public from Wednesday 16th - Tuesday 22nd June from
midday until 5pm. It's free to get in.
|Pete Townshend by ©
shot was in Pete's London flat in his bedroom, which had just the
bed, guitars and sound systems. He had very few clothes. The broken
guitars were hanging everywhere in the flat like trophies. There were
so many that he once offered me one. It would have been worth a fortune
today, but I declined.
He said nothing when I was shooting and just thought the whole thing
was a bit of a bore. It was 1966 and you still had amazing access
to the musicians, who were not yet megastars surrounded by PRs and
|Rod Stewart by ©
picture of Rod Stewart in bed in his Berverly Hills house in 1976
amused me as here was one of the biggest bedders of ladies, holding
a pussycat. There's always something very personal about someone's
bedroom and I just thought: how women seeing the photo would love
to have swapped places with that cat! Rod looked menacing and teasing
all at once. He looked tanned and good and it was all a tease. This
shot was one of many I took in 30-40 locations around the house over
a week. Was Rod Stewart an easy model? Usually he was helpful, but
he had his days."