Alec Byrne discusses and signs "London Rock: The Unseen Archive"


Alec Byrne at DIESEL, A Bookstore in BrentwoodDIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes Alec Byrne to the store to discuss and sign his photography collection London Rock: the Unseen Archive on Sunday, January 7th at 3:00 pm. Please note that this event will take place in the lower outdoor courtyard adjacent to our store.

Tour the rock-and-roll scene of the '60s and '70s with some of the biggest bands from Britain and around the globe in this collection of Alec Byrne's stunning photography.
Through the 1960s and into the '70s, young photographer Alec Byrne covered the exploding rock-and-roll scene in London. Legendary British artists--such as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, the Who, and David Bowie--roiled the capital to the core along with groundbreaking American musicians such as Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, and the Doors. The vibrancy of Swinging London provided provocative fodder for the talented lensman, capturing the height of a cultural revolution. Byrne's resulting voluminous collection of rock-and-roll photos disappeared out of sight, kept in storage for the following forty years. This incredible archive is now presented for the first time in a gorgeous deluxe edition, enclosed in a lavishly designed case.
Through rare live performance images, intimate portraits, and candid pictures of the scene, London Rock: The Unseen Archive brings the era into stunning focus, painting an evocative picture of an inimitable time and place.

Alec Byrne covered the rock and roll scene in London from the mid-1960s through the mid-1970s--the height of London's rock revolution. After sitting in storage for close to four decades, this archive was reintroduced to the world in late 2012 with an acclaimed one-night show in Los Angeles attended by more than one thousand people. Since then, Byrne's work has been featured during the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, exhibited at the South by Southwest music festival, and accepted into the National Portrait Gallery in London.

Alec Byrne at DIESEL, A Bookstore in BrentwoodSneak peek at some of the amazing images from London Rock.




Event date: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402
London Rock: The Unseen Archive Cover Image
By Alec Byrne (Photographer), Tony Norman (Preface by), Alec Byrne
ISBN: 9781608878840
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Insight Editions - December 12th, 2017