Terry O’Neill photographed the giants of the music world – both on and off the stage. For more than fifty years, he captured those at the forefront of fame, in public and in private. David Bowie, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Amy Winehouse, Dean Martin, The Who, Janis Joplin, AC/DC, Eric Clapton, Sammy Davis Jnr, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Berry and The Beatles – to name just a few. O’Neill spent more than 30 years photographing Frank Sinatra as his personal photographer and had unparalleled access to the star. He took some of the earliest known photos of the Beatles and then built a lifelong relationship with the band’s members that allowed him to photograph their weddings and other private moments. It is this contrast between the public and the private that makes Terry O’Neill’s Rock ‘n’ Roll album such a meaningful document.
Terry O’Neill’s work is undoubtedly an important chronicle of rock ‘n’ roll history. For any fan of music and photography, this book is a must.
ACC Art Books, ISBN9781788841948, hardcover, 300 pages, 92 color and 184 black and white photos in the book.