20 photos of rock stars smoking

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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.

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Crystal Castles in Newcastle, January 2011, just before they headlined the NME Awards Tour. Photographed by Danny North.

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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.

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Bob Dylan in Copenhagen, May 1966, on ‘The Bob Dylan World Tour 1966’. Photographed by Jan Persson.

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Tom Waits in Copenhagen, April 1979. Photographed by Tom Sheehan.

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