Rock City Art presents the ‘Smoking’s Cool’ exhibition this autumn, showcasing iconic images of rock stars indulging in their favourite past time. Smoking’s Cool runs 7th-25th Oct at Rock City Art, Bedford. Keith Richards during rehearsals in Malmo Sweden, 1970. Photographed by Jan Persson. Buy prints here.
Liam Gallagher at the Roxy Theatre, Philadelphia, March 1996, just before the release of Oasis’ second album ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory’. Photographed by Tom Sheehan.
Ozzy Osbourne at Browns, London in December 1992. Photographed by Tom Sheehan.
Jimi Hendrix in Copenhagen, 1969, a year before he died. Photographed by Jan Persson.
Crystal Castles in Newcastle, January 2011, just before they headlined the NME Awards Tour. Photographed by Danny North.
Lemmy in Great Portland Street, London, June 2006. Photographed by Mick Hutson.
Angus Young in Germany, 1995, around the time AC/DC’s 12th album ‘Ballbreaker’ was released. Photographed by Martyn Goodacre.
Frank Zappa in Copenhagen, 1970. Photographed by Jan Persson.
Lou Reed at the New Victoria Theatre, London, April 1977, just after the release of ‘Walk on the Wild Side: The Best of Lou Reed’. Photographed by Steve Emberton.
Miles Kane on tour in Paris, February 2012. Photographed by Andy Willsher.
Pulled Apart By Horses at T In The Park 2012, Kinross, Scotland. Photographed by Tom Martin.
Bob Dylan in Copenhagen, May 1966, on ‘The Bob Dylan World Tour 1966’. Photographed by Jan Persson.
Tom Waits in Copenhagen, April 1979. Photographed by Tom Sheehan.
Courtney Love in Los Angeles, USA, March 2007 recording solo material during Hole’s hiatus. Photographed by Andy Willsher.
Paul Weller at Solid Bond Studios, London, 1982, just before The Jam split. Photographed by Tom Sheehan.
Pete Doherty at Exmouth Market London in July 2005, just before the release of Babyshambles’ debut album, ‘Down In Albion’. Photographed by Andy Willsher.
Queens of The Stone Age in Los Angeles, USA, 2000 around the release of ‘Rated R’, their second album. Photographed by Roger Sargent.
Siouxsie & The Banshees in Carnaby Street, London, July 1977, just after John McKay joined the band. Photograph by Ian Dickson.
Steven Tyler just after the release of Aerosmith’s fourth album, ‘Rocks’ at the Cumberland Hotel in London, October 1976. Photograph by Ian Dickson. Buy prints here.