Author(s): Alec Byrne
Up close, back stage, tiny gigs, pre-famous - Led Zep to Bowie as you've never seen them.Released to coincide with an exhibition at Proud Central, London (8th December - 28 January), this huge rock treasure chest contains over 250 previously unpublished premium images from the epicentre of London's exploding music scene, from the mid-sixties to the early seventies.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 Rockis 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.