Author(s): Mick Rock
Photographer Mick Rock's two-year collaboration with Queen in the mid-1970s resulted in a wealth of stunning pictures ranging from iconic album covers to informal shots of band members at home, in the studio and backstage. Included are more than 250 images, including test Polaroids from studio shoots and many out-takes. Complete with quotes from the band and an annotated timeline, Classic Queen is a must-have photographic case history of a legendary band reaching the peak of its powers!
Born in London and educated at Cambridge, Mick Rock graduated to rock photography through his association with Syd Barrett but is best known for capturing iconic images of David Bowie, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and Queen during the 1970s. He has been a video director, art director, writer and photo-collagiste. A resident of New York since the early 1980s, his 'lust for the image' burns as strong as ever.