Who Shot Rock And Roll: A Photographic History, 1955-Present

Gail Buckland

Who Shot Rock And Roll: A Photographic History, 1955-Present
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Who Shot Rock And Roll: A Photographic History, 1955-Present

Gail Buckland

A revelation of an art form whose iconic images changed the world as we knew it. More than two hundred spectacular photographs, sensual, luminous, frenzied, true, from 1955 to the present, that catch and define the energy, intoxication, rebellion, and magic of rock and roll; the first book to explore the photographs and the photographers who captured rock s message of freedom and personal reinvention and to examine the effect of their pictures on the musicians, the fans, and the culture itself. The only music photographers whose names are well known are those who themselves have become celebrities. But many of the images that have shaped our consciousness and desire were made by photographers whose names are unfamiliar. Here are Elvis in 1956 not yet mythic but beautiful, tender, vulnerable, sexy, photographed by Alfred Wertheimer … Bob Dylan and his girlfriend on a snowy Greenwich Village street, by Don Hunstein … John Lennon in a sleeveless New York City T-shirt, by Bob Gruen … Jimi Hendrix, by Gered Mankowitz, a photograph that became a poster and was hung on the walls of millions of bedrooms and college dorms … For the first time, the work of these talented men and women is brought into the pantheon; we see the musicians they photographed

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