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Chalkie Davies: "This Job Isn't A Job As Much As It's A Job, A Hobby And A Social Life Rolled Into One"

Profile and Interview by Robin Katz, Girl About Town, April 1978

THE PROBLEM with rock and roll music, and the culture that surrounds it, is that few people take it very seriously. Maybe that's because rock ...

Jim Marshall (1990)

Interview by Mat Snow, Rock's Backpages Audio, March 1990

The legendary rock photographer looks back at his life and times, snapping (and hanging out with) the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, Janis Joplin and many, many more.

File format: mp3; file size: 46.5mb, interview length: 50' 48" sound quality: ***

Jim Marshall: Right Place, Right Time

Profile and Interview by Mat Snow, Q, June 1990

Jim Marshall's taut black-and-white photographs, unobtrusively snapped in unguarded moments, are a powerfully evocative record of that first freewheeling decade before the men with the ...

Nirvana: Melody Ballroom, Portland, Oregon

Essay by James Rexroad, Rock's Backpages, April 1991

click here for photostory by James Rexroad ...

The Band: Elliott Landy on Photographing The Band (1991)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, August 1991

The great rock photographer remembers his time working with The Band, from Woodstock and Big Pink to Los Angeles and The Band sessions.

File format: mp3; in 2 parts, total file sizes: 46.7mb, total interview length: 50' 57" sound quality: ****

John Lennon: Bob Gruen: Just Like Starting Over

Interview by Graham Reid, New Zealand Herald, The, August 1995

New Yorker Bob Gruen is famous in the field of rock'n'roll photography but his association with John Lennon overshadows everything. GRAHAM REID hears the stories. ...

Bob Dylan: Bobquest: In Search of Zimmerman

Book Excerpt by Jill Furmanovsky, Rock's Backpages, 2001

‘Quest’: a search, especially an arduous one, for something that is greatly desired. Example: quest for life's meaning. ...

Elvis Presley: Memphis: Visions of a Bluff City

Special Feature by Joss Hutton, Rock's Backpages, August 2002

Click here to see Joss Hutton's evocative images of Memphis, 25 years after Elvis's death ...

Parting Shot: Keith Morris 1938-2005

Obituary by Mark Williams, Guardian Unlimited, July 2005

IN THE EARLY 1970s, Keith Morris was asked to do a session for the first album with an unknown singer-songwriter, Nick Drake. Keith took a ...

Joy Division: Closer Still: An Interview with Control director Anton Corbijn

Interview by Ken Scrudato, Filter, September 2007

THE ESSENCE OF DEATH, much like that of war, rests in how it has irreparably changed those left to grapple with its aftermath. Its effects ...

David Gahr: Folk, jazz and rock photographer

Obituary by Colin Irwin, Independent, The, September 2008

WHEN BOB DYLAN shocked the audience at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival by going on stage with members of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band to ...

Picture This: 10 Years of Rock Archive

Essay by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, October 2008

PRIDE OF PLACE on my office wall belongs to a photograph by Jill Furmanovsky. It's an image that takes me back almost 30 years to ...

Patti Smith, Television: The Mapplethorpe Effect: Patti, Polaroids and Punk

Retrospective by Simon Warner, Rock's Backpages, January 2010

IT WOULD NOT BE outrageous to propose that the two greatest albums of the punk tsunami featured cover images by arguably the most important post-war ...

Jimi Hendrix: 'I Was So Cocksure With Jimi': How Rock Photography Pioneer Gered Mankowitz Captured Hendrix And The Cream Of The 1960s

Profile and Interview by Nick Coleman, Independent on Sunday, August 2010

Gered Mankowitz wasn't yet 21 when his pictures captured London's groovers at their hippest. As the portraitist prepares to put his Hendrix archive on show, ...

Barry Feinstein 1931-2011

Obituary by Sean O'Hagan, Guardian, The, October 2011

THE AMERICAN photographer Barry Feinstein, who has died aged 80, made his most famous series of images when he accompanied Bob Dylan and the Band ...

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