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Village Voice has Five Geeky Questions For Storied Rock Photographer Mick Rock

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  • December 7, 2011

?Anyone interested in rock photography knows the name Mick Rock, and anyone interested in rock—particularly of the classic and punk varieties—is aware of his images.

“I started taking pictures in late 1969,” says Rock. “The first pictures that people care about these days were probably of Syd Barrett, who was a friend of mine and had just left Pink Floyd.”

In addition to Barrett’s The Madcap Laughs, Rock shot the covers of Iggy and the Stooges’Raw Power, the Ramones’ End of the Century, Joan Jett’s I Love Rock ‘n’ RollQueen II, and Lou Reed’s Transformer. He’s also put together several books of his nigh-uncountable number of stills, concert photos, and candids.

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