Photography featured in England's renowned music magazine Melody Maker - 1965-1982 Barrie Wentzell was the chief photographer at Melody Maker from 1965-75 during one of the most important decades in the history of popular music and the peak of the British Invasion. Two years later, Janette Beckman began her career at Melody Maker, one of two women on staff, from 1977-80 as new wave and punk rock were emerging. One can only imagine the dynamic characters involved with the magazine - as Beckman describes her time there, "they were these older rock guys who loved Led Zeppelin, and wore jeans with cowboy boots, and I’m there in my Converse, pajama bottoms, and punky t-shirts." Here is a collection from both photographers' archives including the fantastic stories they tell about some of them. Select each photo to read the stories, or link to each photographer above to see their larger archives.
© Barrie Wentzell, 1968
© Barrie Wentzell, 1972
© Barrie Wentzell, 1970
© Barrie Wentzell, 1973
© Barrie Wentzell, Date Unknown
© Barrie Wentzell, 1974
© Barrie Wentzell, 1971
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