Author(s): Alec Byrne
Close up on rock's greatest era.Released to coincide with an exhibition at the Proud Gallery (7th - November until Christmas), this huge rock treasure chest contains over 250 previously unpublished premium images from the epicentre of London's exploding music scene, from the mid-sixties to the early seventies. Lavishly produced to create a fitting showcase for Alec's extraordinarily rich, until now hidden, private collection, London Rock is a stunning experience.
Alec Byrne started his career as a photographer on the NME in 1966, and he instantly found himself in the middle of a rock revolution. Popular and talented, and was given informal access to everybody from the Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Who and The Faces to the Bee Gees and Black Sabbath, and visiting Americans from Bob Dylan to Jim Morrison. As photographers began to get less access in the mid-seventies, he decamped to LA where he became a set photographer. His London archive was stored in his garage, until now.