Time for the second installment in our series on All Access: The Rock ‘N’ Roll Photography of Ken Regan, the coolest new book of the season and one that should be on your gift list for all the people you actually like.
Regan, who was on hand when the Beatles touched down on US soil for the first time in 1964 and went on to capture similarly seminal moments in rock & roll history for 40 years, has assembled an amazing collection of images for the tome from Insight Editions.
In our first preview, we saw his shots of Jim Morrison and Johnny Cash from 1970; now, we bring you the Clash pictured at the Bond club in New York’s Times Square in 1981, a few months before they released Combat Rock.
Joe Strummer apparently liked to have a tennis ball with his backstage joint and beer.
Click to enlarge; courtesy Ken Regan / Insight Editions
Another ’80s highlight from the book’s compelling pages is the shoot Regan did with Iggy Pop for the December 10, 1984, issue of People magazine.
“We walked around the Bowery and the East Village in lower Manhattan,” Regan recalls. “We shot great atmospheric portraits against a wall of graffiti and visited a fabric store with his Japanese girlfriend, Suchi.”
Iggy Pop photographed for People magazine in 1984
Then, oblivious to the stares of passersby, “He sat on a curb and wrote poems and lyrics on a portable electronic typewriter,” Regan writes, before showing the photographer his nearby apartment—where the punk god paused to do a little vacuuming.
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- Posted November 28, 2011
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