Terry O'Neill has captured the iconic, candid and unguarded moments of the famous and notorious for six decades. He was the first photographer to observe the tectonic social and cultural shifts occurring across Britain as the nation emerged from post-war fatigue and, in particular, he chronicled how youth hijacked fashion, the arts and music to herald an era that became universally acclaimed as the Swinging
'60s.He pioneered reportage photography of emerging bands, like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Animals; talent-spotted new icons, such as Elton John and David Bowie; and very quickly became the photographer of choice for many Hollywood stars, from Frank Sinatra and Audrey Hepburn to Raquel Welch and Paul Newman. He remains the only photographer to have photographed five James Bond actors, more than 25 Bond girls and a staggering
150 Oscar-nominated actors and actresses.An exhaustive cataloguing of his archive, conducted over the last three years, has revisited more than two million negatives and has unearthed many unseen images from the frontline of fame, which appeared in his Opus published by ACC Editions in 2013.That extensive search through his archive also unearthed hundreds of unique rock and pop images
taken since he first came across The Beatles in the backyard of the Abbey Road studios in 1963. Scores of newly discovered and unseen images appear here for the first time in Terry O'Neill's Rock 'n'Roll Album. Every photograph was carefully selected by the artist himself to represent the scale and breadth of an unparalleled career.