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Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones strips off in a hotel room with vocalist Johnny Rotten. In recent years Jones has enjoyed a second career as a radio DJ. Since 2004 he has hosted a daily show in Los Angeles called 'Jonesy's Jukebox', on Indie 103.1 FM. Photo: Rex Features

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Siouxsie Sioux in 1976, the year she formed Siouxsie And The Banshees. In a recent interview with 'The Independent' she said: "I've never particularly said I'm hetero or I'm a lesbian. I know there are people who are definitely one way, but not really me. I suppose if I am attracted to men then they usually have more feminine qualities." Photo: Rex Features

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Guns N' Roses' Slash in 1993 during a 28-month tour that kicked off in 1991 when the band released 'Use Your Illusion I and II'. Slash isn't a stranger to nudity; a photo of him with his trousers down in the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel lobby appears in his recent autobiography. Photo: Rex Features

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Ex-Queens Of The Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri is renowned for playing naked, and once got arrested for performing nude on stage and allegedly assaulting a woman at Rock In Rio in Rio De Janeiro. Photo: Rex Features

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Madonna shot during the 1993 film 'Body Of Evidence', a filthy sex, murder and S&M-fest with William Dafoe, full of full-frontals that won six Golden Raspberry awards including 'Worst Actress'. Photo: Rex Features

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In 1975 Diana Ross starred in a film called 'Mahogany', a tale of a poor African-American woman who rises to fame in the Rome fashion world. It was directed by Berry Gordy, the man who founded Motown Records. The film was panned by critics upon its release, but has since gained minor 'camp classic' status. Photo: Rex Features

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Yardbirds guitar legend Jeff Beck at a party thrown by Simon Napier-Bell. Bell has worked across every spectrum of the music industry in his career, as journalist, producer and manager of Wham!, Marc Bolan and The Yardbirds among others. He also co-wrote the lyrics to Dusty Springfield's first Number One, 'You Don't Have To Say You Love Me'. Photo: Rex Features

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Michael Peter 'Flea' Balzary of the Red Hot Chili Peppers played naked at Woodstock and the Reading and Leeds festivals in 1999, the year 'Californication' hit the shops and went on to become their most successful album to date, selling 15 million albums. Photo: Rex Features

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Brian Eschbach of death metallers The Black Dahlia Murder butt naked at Ozzfest in Pittsburgh in July 2005. He was later taken into custody and charged with indecent exposure. Pic:Rex Features

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In 1985, four women formed the Parents Music Resource Centre, to monitor and censor lyrics that focus on violence, drugs, sex or all three. In 1993 at Lollapalooza, Rage Against The Machine stood naked with the acronym PMRC taped across their chests soundtracked by 15 minutes of feedback from their guitars in protest. By way of apology, they later got dressed and played a free show to disappointed fans.

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A month after Beth Ditto's attention-grabbing NME cover, Art Brut's gobby frontman Eddie Argos paid tribute by mimicking her pose. He also gave a revealing interview in which he revealed that he'd finally conquered his impotence 'issues': "Oh, it's fine these days. I'm erect all the time now." Pic:

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The Gossip's Beth Ditto posed naked for the cover of NME in May 2007, keying directly into the Size Zero debate and prompting unlikely praise from Germaine Greer, who had herself stripped off for the camera in the 60s. Greer wrote in 'The Guardian': "The NME had enough courage to put the coolest woman on the planet on the cover, and Beth Ditto has given them the kind of picture that they can use: attention-getting but certainly not obscene." Pic:Ellis Parrinder

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London new wavers Bow Wow Wow were formed from the ashes of Adam And The Ants, and recruited teenager Annabella Lwin as singer. Her mother alleged that the band were exploiting a minor for immoral purposes, and struck an agreement with the band which stipulated - among other things - that naked pictures of her were forbidden. However, this EP cover depicts her as the woman in their interpretation of Manet's 'The Luncheon on the Grass' ('Le Déjeuner Sur L'herbe).

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A sleeve photo for the 'Flight Of The Conchords' album. The New Zealand duo shot to fame last year, several years after their first BBC radio show, which boasted Rob Brydon as narrator. They have referred to themselves as "formerly New Zealand's fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo".

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American singer-songwriter Liz Phair keeps decent with the help of her favourite guitar, the Fender Duo-Sonic, which was introduced by the brand in 1965. This shot formed the cover of Phair's self-titled fourth album, released in 2003. The 'New York Times' slammed the album as an "embarrassing form of commercial suicide".

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