YOUR NEW COFFEE TABLE BOOK
THIS COLLECTION OF ROCK PICTURES IS A FRONT-ROW PASS TO SOME OF MUSIC’S GREATEST LIVE ACTS.
In 1964, photographer Bob King went to a gig at the now long-gone Sydney Stadium. The band was The Beatles – and while the British foursome was already on their way to superstardom, the event would secure King’s own place in rock history. More than 50 years after that show, King remains one of Australia’s greatest rock photographers, and he’s now released this impressive coffee table book to prove it. Spanning 408 pages, with some 700 photos, the book features his snaps of everyone from The Beatles and the Stones to ABBA, Jimmy Barnes, Elton John and Katy Perry. Despite the parade of grey-haired tour revivals these days, the book’s also a reminder that rock ’n’ roll is mostly a young man’s game – with King’s shots of late greats Prince, Cobain, Bowie, Hutchence, Marley, Mercury and more, serving as a fitting tribute to the stars who left too soon. The Bob King Collection, $99; newhollandpublishers.com