Exclusive - Rolling Stones, Sex Pistols & Other Virgin Records Icons

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Exclusive - Rolling Stones, Sex Pistols & Other Virgin Records Icons

Virgin Records are celebrating their 40 year anniversary with an exhibition of photos of artists including Sex Pistols, Massive Attack, Spice Girls, Daft Punk and more. It runs October 24-29 at London's Victoria House. Here's seven previously unseen images of pop icons, starting with The Rolling Stones on Brooklyn Bridge just after being signed by Virgin Records. Photo: Michael Brennan (1997)

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Exclusive - Rolling Stones, Sex Pistols & Other Virgin Records Icons

UB40 in their Birmingham hometown. Photo: Getty (1980)

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Exclusive - Rolling Stones, Sex Pistols & Other Virgin Records Icons

Culture Club were one of the most vital acts Virgin signed in the 80s. Photo: Ebet Roberts (1983)

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Exclusive - Rolling Stones, Sex Pistols & Other Virgin Records Icons

A boat trip down the Thames to celebrate the success of Sex Pistols' 'God Save The Queen' was suggested by Malcolm McLaren. Photo: Brian Cooke (1977)

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Exclusive - Rolling Stones, Sex Pistols & Other Virgin Records Icons

Richard Branson started his record business from the crypt of a church and launched the label in 1972. Phil Collins' debut album 'Face Value' was remarkably successful in the early 80s after his career in Genesis. Photo: Virgin Archive

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Exclusive - Rolling Stones, Sex Pistols & Other Virgin Records Icons

Magazine were signed in 1977 and helped usher in a new post-punk sound. Photo: Matthew Taylor (1979)

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Exclusive - Rolling Stones, Sex Pistols & Other Virgin Records Icons

A Virgin Records shop. Photograph: Barry Plummer (1977). All images are taken from the book and the exhibition Virgin Records 40 years of Disruptions taking place on 24-29th October 2013 at B1 Victoria House, WC1.

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