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The Rolling StonesThe "Rolling Stones": In the Beginning From March 1965 to May 1966, photographer Bent Rej enjoyed unique access to The Rolling Stones, having become one of the trusted inner circle of friends and associates, accompanying them on their first full European outing: the Satisfaction tour. This extraordinary book presents Rej's collection of intimate photographs of this charismatic group of young musicians, and revealing a forgotten time in the history of rock. Revelling in the first fruits of popular success (many of the photographs show the band members in their first homes), they are nevertheless unaware of what the future will hold. Only Mick Jagger begins to pose self-consciously in front of the lens, and it is only with hindsight that we realise that at this point The Rolling Stones were perched on the edge of the heights, or abyss, of superstardom.

John Lennon PhotographyJohn Lennon: The New York Years Bob Gruen first photographed John Lennon in 1971 and became his personal photographer and close friend shortly thereafter. Over the course of the next nine years, right up until Lennon was shot and killed, Gruen photographed him extensively. The book is filled with photos and reflections by Gruen on the circumstances surrounding the photo such as John's relationship with Yoko, the role of the band Elephant's Memory, how he dealt with fame, his first days with his son Sean, how he spiralled downward on alcohol fuelled binges. It is a true behind-the-scenes look at Lennon as a performer, a legend, and a person. Rock Photography.

Photographs of Bob DylanForever Young: Photographs of Bob Dylan A treasure trove of never-before-published, intimate photos of music legend, Bob Dylan. In 1964, Douglas Gilbert was hired by "Look magazine" to photograph a young up-and-coming musician named Bob Dylan. Gilbert snapped over 900 of the most candid shots ever taken of Dylan, less than a year before he became completely inaccessible to the public. The photos, beautifully composed, capture the 23-year-old Dylan in rare private moments hanging out with friends, including Allen Ginsberg, Phil Ochs, and John Sebastian, among others, and family in Woodstock, at concerts, and in New York City's classic dive bar, the Kettle of Fish. "Look magazine" never ran the story and the photos sat unseen for forty years, until now. With an intimate and revealing text by acclaimed Springsteen biographer Dave Marsh, "Forever Young" is an irresistible compendium of 150 of the best images from this fascinating, pivotal time in Bob Dylan's career.

Ziggy StardustMoonage Daydream: The Life and Times of Ziggy Stardust In 1972, talented photographer Mick Rock spent 2 years as David Bowie's official photographer. Rock accompanied Bowie on tour to the US and the UK, capturing his life both on stage and behind the scenes at the height of his Ziggy Stardust period. During this time Rock documented the rise and descent of Ziggy Stardust, and shot promotional films, album jackets, posters, artwork, videos like Life on Mars and Space Oddity and thousands of photographs. Rock's camera caught more of the Ziggy legend than any other and followed Bowie into hotel rooms and dressing rooms, on the road and socialising with musicians and friends including Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and Mick Jagger. The results are shown in this extraordinary book. The parties, costumes, hair-styles, photo shoots and concerts are all pictured in a fantastical style that sums up the spirit of the time. Bowie provides a fascinating running commentary to Mick Rock's photographs, recalling his personal memories of life as Ziggy. A must-have for any David Bowie fan.

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