This month (September 2013), legendary photographer Gered Mankowitz releases his book 50 Years Of Rock And Roll Photography, marking – you guessed it – half a century in the rock snapping game. There’s an exhibition too, from 14 September until 2 November at Snap Galleries at 12 Piccadilly Arcade, London SW1Y 6NH. Here are some choice photos from a fine career, starting with Jimi Hendrix.
The Rolling Stones get in a tight spot for the cover sessions for third album ‘Out Of Our Heads’ in 1965.
A moody shot of George Harrison in 1987, part of a selection taken for the sleeve of fabtastic smash comeback single ‘Got My Mind Set On You’.
Marianne Faithfull in school socks and louche pose, as members of Her Majesty’s press look on.
Kate Bush caught in regular hanging-about-the-house onesie for the cover of 1978 album ‘Lionheart’.
It’s 1966 and an oblivious Mick Jagger gets into a dicey situation with a gleaming Aston Martin.
Well, it’s only 70s/80s (and still going) slightly unsettling baroque-pop sibling duo Sparks!
The Yardbirds in 1966. See if you can spot Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. (Clue: they’re second right and far right respectively).
Mankowitz encapsulated the 80s in one hi-res curl of Dave Stewart’s mullet, as he photographed Eurythmics for what would eventually become cover of 1986 album ‘Revenge’.
French chanteuse (as we’re obliged to call her) Françoise Hardy promoting the 1966 movie Grand Prix.
50 Years Of Rock And Roll Photography is out now. The exhibition runs from 14 September to 2 November at Snap Galleries at 12 Piccadilly Arcade, London SW1Y 6NH.