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Discover a captivating journey through music history with our Iconic Musical Reproduction Prints. This collection pays homage to legendary artists who have left an indelible mark on the world through their incredible talents and unforgettable performances. These Iconic Musical Reproduction Prints are more than just art on display; it's a celebration of the artists who have soundtrack our lives and continue to inspire generations.

David Bowie, Diamond Dogs. 1974 by Terry O'Neill

David Bowie poses with a large barking dog for publicity shotsfor his 1974 album Diamond Dogs in London. Conceived during a period of uncertainty over where his career was headed, Diamond Dogs is the result of multiple projects Bowie envisioned at the time, which is reflected in the photoshoot's quirky fashion.

Photographed by Terry O’Neill in 1974

Kurt Cobain by Jesse Frohman. 1993

In November 1993, Kurt Cobain turned up to his last ever formal photo shoot three hours late, out of it and asking for a bucket to throw up into.

During the photo shoot Cobain, who killed himself the following April at age 27, appears both cocky and vulnerable, slouching, cloaked in a oversized fake-fur coat, hat and Jackie O sunglasses.

It's the glasses, which photographer Frohman asked Cobain to remove but he declined, which are perhaps at the core of the compelling photographs.

"The glasses to me have, over the years, become his eyes," Frohman says. "The glasses have turned him into a super-folk-hero, where he becomes sort of larger thanlife."

Photo taken by Jesse Frohman, August 1993


Beatles Rooftop Concert, 1969

In this iconic image The Beatles perform their last live public concert on the rooftop of the Apple Organization building for director Michael Lindsey-Hogg's film documentary, 'Let It Be,' on
Savile Row, London, England.

Drummer Ringo Starr sits behind his kit. Singer/songwriters Paul McCartney and John Lennon perform at their microphones, and guitarist George Harrison stands behind them. Lennon's wife Yoko Ono sits at right.

Photo taken 30th January 1969.

Elton John at Dodgers Stadium, 1975 by Terry O'Neill

On October 25 and 26, 1975, Elton John - the world's biggest pop star - performed two sold-out shows in California's Dodger Stadium. It would be the largest rock concert of its time and the first time a music act performed at the ballpark since The Beatles in 1966. In 1975, Elton John released his record "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy", the first ever album to debut straight at number one of the Billboard charts. His fame was at an all-time high and Elton John was well-known for his outlandish live performances. The biggest rock star in the world was going to stage two nights in one of America's most beloved and famous venues. This was sure to become a significant note in the history of 20th-century music. Photographer Terry O'Neill, by then already known as a world class photographer whose images of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and David Bowie were considered iconic, was on-hand to capture every moment.

Photographed by Terry O’Neill in 1975

Mick Jagger in Fur Parka, 1964. By Terry O'Neill

In “Mick Jagger in Fur Parka”, taken in 1964, the photographer creates an image that is both intimate and public. The gaze concentrates on Jagger’s expression and eyes while the fur parka encloses his face and frame. Apart from Jagger’s appearance, his hand is gently holding the parka closed upon his chest, evoking a sense of intimacy while bringing the viewer into the picture. The variations in texture between the fur, skin, and hair give the photograph a tactile quality. This image highlights the individualism of Jagger, presenting at once a rebellious,
counter-cultural Rockstar and a vulnerable; profound, and emotional person underneath.

 Photo taken by Terry O’Neill in 1964

Frank Sinatra, Miami Boardwalk. 1968. Photo by Terry O'Neill

Terry O’Neill’s “Frank Sinatra on the Boardwalk” is one of the most iconic images of the 20th century.

Taken on the set of the 1968 film, Lady in Cement, Frank Sinatra walks along the boardwalk in Miami Beach with his entourage, bodyguards and body double who is dressed in the same suit and tie as Frank.

Photographed taken by Terry O’Neill in 1969.

The Beatles. Abbey Road, 1969

On August 8, 1969, on a street in north-west London and almost directly outside a celebrated recording studio (subsequently called the Abbey Road Studios after the famous Beatles Album and Album Cover) one of the most famous album covers of all time was shot.

Abbey Road was the final album The Beatles recorded and it was issued on Friday 26th September 1969 with a genuinely iconic cover photo. It pictures the four men - George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and John Lennon - striding along a zebra crossing situated on Abbey Road, outside EMI studios in London, where the band had spent the majority of their ground-breaking recording career.

The LP and its memorable cover put the location on the map - previously known as plain old EMI studios, the building became known as Abbey Road Studios in light of this landmark album. Millions of people have made the pilgrimage to the crossing to have their photo taken and to pay their respects to the genius of the Fab Four and dozens of artists have parodied the sleeve, from The Simpsons to the Red Hot Chili Peppers

Stevie Nicks Fleetwood Mac. 1972

Stevie Nicks in character as Rhiannon, the mythical Welsh White Witch she sings about in the band’s hit “Rhiannon.”

One of Fleetwood Mac’s most enduring hits, Stevie Nicks used to introduce “Rhiannon” by saying: “This song’s about an old Welsh witch.”

During her heyday, Nicks performed the song with such passion and intensity that Mick Fleetwood referred to it as “like an exorcism.” Nicks wrote Rhiannon on the piano and had some
help from then-boyfriend Lindsey Buckingham. 

Nicks came across the Rhiannon character from a 1972 novel by Mary Bartlet Leader titled “Triad”.

She recalls, “It was just a stupid little paperback that I found somewhere at somebody’s house. And it was all about this girl who becomes possessed by a spirit named Rhiannon. I read the book, but I was so taken with that name that I thought: ‘I’ve got to write something about this.’ So I sat down at the piano and started this song about a woman that was all involved with these birds and magic.”

“Rhiannon” influenced Nicks’ fashion especially with the flowing shawls and black outfits she wore on stage.

Louis Armstrong Playing the Trumpet. 1953

From the 1920s to the ’60s, Louis Armstrong—or “Satchmo”—was among the most interesting, innovative, and unforgettable figures in jazz. This trumpet and cornet player, composer, vocalist, and sometimes actor was revered just as much for his improvisational playing style as his one-of-a-kind gravelly singing (and occasionally scatting) voice.

Perhaps the greatest example of his strengths came on the landmark recording “What a Wonderful World” in 1967. But more significant than any particular song or sound was Armstrong’s unique ability to be one of the very first black artists to ever cross over into the mainstream. 

Armstrong was posthumously awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award a year after his passing from a heart attack in 1971. He’s also enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and practically every other musical institution for which he qualifies, while his vast influence on jazz through this very day is incalculable.

Freddie Mercury, Live Aid. 1985

Image of  Freddie Mercury delivering the performance a lifetime on July 13, 1985 — and all it took was 20 minutes. Queen’s set at the historic Live Aid charity concert inside a packed Wembley Stadium has gone down in music legend as the greatest live performance in the history of rock.

At 6:41 p.m. Mercury stepped out in front of 72,000 people — plus the hundreds of millions watching on television — and delivered a 20-minute performance for the ages. “They just nailed it,” says Live Aid organiser Hince. “I think it was the right time. The audience had to sit through bands who maybe weren’t as exciting as Queen were. More laid back. And I thought they needed a kind of shot in the arm, you know? Queen came on and just ripped the place up.”

A truly charismatic Mercury, who looked full of confidence, jogged out on to a vast stage sporting his trademark moustache and wearing white jeans, a white tank top, and with a studded band around his right bicep, began by sitting at the piano and playing a short, inspired version of “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

And as there phenomenal live set came to an end it wasn’t only Queen who realized they had been sensational. Paul Gambaccini, who was part of the BBC broadcasting team at Live Aid, recalled the awe among other superstar musicians watching backstage. “Everybody realized that Queen was stealing the show,” said Gambaccini. These were the very words Elton John uttered when he rushed into Mercury’s trailer after the set. “You bastards, you stole the show,” joked the charismatic star.

“Queen smoked ’em. They just took everybody. They walked away being the greatest band you’d ever seen in your life, and it was unbelievable,” said Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters. “And that’s what made the band so great; that’s why they should be recognized as one of the greatest rock bands of all time, because they could connect with an audience.”

Faye Dunaway The Morning After, 1977. By Terry O'Neill

In just 10 minutes, photographer Terry O’Neill snapped one of the most recognizable celebrity portraits of the 20th century — Faye Dunaway, poolside at the Beverly Hills Hotel, on the morning after her 1977 Oscars win. 

Dunaway had nabbed Best Actress for the film “Network,” after two earlier nominations left her empty-handed. In O’Neill’s image, taken around 6 a.m., the statuette sits on a table beside the actor, the morning papers scattered around her. Dunaway was running on little sleep; the festivities had given way to a new day in which her life had radically changed. (Dunaway and O’Neill eventually married in 1983, but they divorced a few years later.)

“I wanted to capture that moment — the morning after — the moment the actor wakes up and it dawns on them that, overnight, they’ve not only just become a star, but also a millionaire,” O’Neill is quoted as saying. “This is that moment of realization.”

Image printed on a 260gsm semi-lustre photographic paper which is a semi-gloss which is a middle ground between Matte & Gloss so the colours will still be vibrant, with a lot less glare.

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