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Rock posters: classics of the genre

“Tattoo You”, The Rolling Stones, 1981. A promotional poster created by Peter Corriston, whose authorship is the legendary cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Physical Graffiti” album.

A poster in support of the 1981 American Rolling Stones tour. The poster was a new type of deal for that time: it combined the name of the group and the logo of the perfume company “Jovan”, which invested several million dollars in sponsoring the tour. The Jovan logo was also printed on the tour’s concert tickets.

Promotional poster released before the release of Paul Weller’s album “Stanley Road” in 1995. The poster was painted by Peter Blake, famous for his masterpiece – the cover of “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” for The Beatles.

The promo poster for Bryan Ferry’s album “Slave To Love”, 1985. Art with a sexy connotation in the style of Hollywood films of the 1940s, depicting a woman with her hands tied, once caused discontent among the audience. Designed by Anthony Price, Brian Ferry and Simon Pexley.

Ska band The Specials, 1979 promo poster for the album “The Specials”, released on Chrysalis Records. The caption “The album includes the hit” Gangsters “was used as an advertising move by Chrysalis, who tried to keep up with the high-profile success of their debut single, The Specials.

Siouxsie And The Banshees, poster for the 1986 American Tour. Comedian and poster designer Victor Moscoso was an artist before, was educated at Yale University and the University of the Arts in San Francisco and taught painting himself. The poster, created in contrasting colors and sharp lines, was inspired by Yale teacher Moscoso Joseph Albers.

Grace Joyce poster “Slave To The Rhythm”, designed by Jean-Paul Goode. The concept album, Slave To The Rhythm, was released in 1985, and included interviews with the singer and reading of Joodle Fever’s biography by actor Ian McShane, who became famous after Lovejoy.

“Grab the future … by the face!” Reads a poster for the 1980 musical and documentary film “Rude Boy” about The Clash. The members of the group themselves were so disappointed with the film that they even wore the badges “I’m against the movie” Rude “about The Clash.”

Photograph by Ringo Starr by Richard Avedon in 1967. A year earlier, The Beatles released their album “Revolver”, in the textual component of which Ringo made a modest contribution: John Lennon could not finish “Eleanor Rigby” when the drummer suggested finishing the line about Mackenzie’s father like this: “He darn socks at night, when nobody is around not”.

Rough Trade label poster for The Smiths tour, The Queen Is Dead, in 1986. Morrissey himself designed the poster, which depicts the wounded Alain Delon from the 1964 film “The Unconquered” noir.

A very rare poster for the documentary “The Punk Rock Movie” featuring The Clash and The Sex Pistols, filmed in 1978 by Don Letts, a former DJ at the London club The Roxy at the time of the birth of punk rock.

Portrait of Paul McCartney, shot in inverted colors, taken by American photographer Richard Avedon in 1967. Pictures of all four Beatles in this style are one of the cult series of rock posters.

Elvis Costello’s promotional poster for “My Aim Is True”, STIFF Records, 1977. The group that participated in the recording of the album was formed from members of Clover, including Huey Lewis, who became famous in the 80s with his group The News.

John Lennon at the Ed Sullivan Show, picture taken by Ken Reagan. In February 1964, The Beatles starred in the show for three consecutive Sundays, earning $ 4,000 for each episode. The programs with the participation of the English four attracted 73 million viewers to the television screens, a record of that time for the American television show.

A very rare promotional shot for David Bowie’s 1977 Lodger album. To create the illusion of falling, a special table covered with a poster was used. Bowie, English pop artist Derek Boschiera and photographer Duffy worked on the picture.

Portrait of John Lennon, shot in inverted colors, taken by American photographer Richard Avedon in 1967. Avedon created one of the cult series of rock posters, taking pictures of all four Beatles in this style.

Robert Freeman poster for the 1964 film The Beatles “A Hard Day’s Night”. Freeman, a jazz photographer, met The Beatles in August 1963, and authored five British Four album covers (Meet The Beatles, A Hard Day’s Night, Beatles For Sale, Help!, Rubber Soul) .

Poster for Johnny Cash’s “Unchained” album, 1996. Jim Marshall took a well-known photographer with him to Cache’s concert at San Quentin Prison in 1969. Marshall asked Cash to do something for the warders, which resulted in this riot shot.

George Harrison, snapshot of Richard Avedon. In 1964, The Beatles gave concerts in the Olympia Hall for 19 days. And it was Harrison who then acquired Bob Dylan’s Freewheelin.

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