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April 15, 2018

50 Candid Photographs Capture the London Rockabilly and Indie & Pop Music Scenes of the Mid-1980s

A pair of books of 1980s photography of the London rockabilly and indie & pop music scenes.

In the mid 1980s photographer Adrian Sensicle took many rolls of 35mm black and white film of the London rockabilly scene. The book of these photos includes four iconic London rockin' venues of the day, such as The Phoenix, and two of the bands, Red Hot 'n' Blue and the Chevalier Brothers. All enhanced by comments from people there at the time.

“In 1986 I co-created a fanzine called Zine devoted to indie and pop music,” he said. “I took a great many candid interview and gig photos for the articles, which have not seen the light of day since the 1980s.”

The book will feature unique photos of artists such as John Peel, Paul Weller, Edwyn Collins, Billy Mackenzie, Deacon Blue, Cyndi Lauper, Bo Diddley, Bow Wow Wow, The Pale Fountains, The Blow Monkeys...; accompanied by some of the original Zine articles and graphics.

These candid photographs in both books stand by themselves as a record of the time, taken from the viewpoint of an insider, the other voices in the texts add personal color and detail.



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