PBS is running a doc series on rock photography

PBS has a new six-part series entitled Icon: Music Through The Lens that explores the world of rock photography. And they did a great job of finding people to talk to: Jill Furmanovsky, Mick Rock (I have some of his prints), Danny Clinch, Michael Zagaris, Bruce Talamon, Kevin Westenberg, Terry O’Neill, Kevin Cummins (so important for Joy Division), Bob Gruen (John Lennon and The Clash loved him), Rachael Wright, Deborah Feingold, Rankin, Laura Levine, Baron Wolman, Neal Preston, Janette Beckman, Roger Sargent, Pooneh Ghana, Christie Goodwin, Albert Watson, and Lynn Goldsmith.

They also interviewed plenty of musicians who have been the subjects of these photographers, including Josh Homme (Queens of The Stone Age), Ziggy Marley, Lars Ulrich, (Metallica), Brett Anderson (Suede), Alice Cooper, Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Nicky Wire (Manic Street Preachers), Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys), Julian Lennon and Dizzee Rascal.

Episode two is all about CBGB.

More episode descriptions can be found here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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