YOUR NEW COF­FEE TA­BLE BOOK

THIS COL­LEC­TION OF ROCK PIC­TURES IS A FRONT-ROW PASS TO SOME OF MU­SIC’S GREAT­EST LIVE ACTS.

GQ (Australia) - - THE SOURCE -

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

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