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  • April 18, 2012

Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood celebrated the opening of his New York art show with new girlfriend Sally Humphreys. The attractive theater producer joined him at the debut of his New York exhibition “Faces, Time and Places” presented by Symbolic Collection in SoHo, followed by an after-party at Jimmy’s Thursday. Wood — who left early to fly to Cleveland to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — bumped into top rock photographer Mick Rock, who cheerfully chastised Wood for leaving but “complimented him on his pretty bird.” Guests included Matthew Modine, Salman Rushdie, Faces drummer Kenny Jones and Symbolic Collection’s Bernie Chase.


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  • April 7, 2012

Sex, Drugs And Rock Photography

Mick Rock is really his name — though he’s Michael to his mother — and he is exactly what you might imagine a rock photographer to be: tall and hip with shaggy hair. Shaded Ray-Bans, jean jacket, scarf. Oh, and an English accent to boot — so he can drop words like “bloody” and “shag” with allure (though he doesn’t shy from the American equivalents, either).

“In any other era, dogs wouldn’t have pissed on me,” he says. “Thank God for Mick and Keith,” who helped make lanky, messy Englishmen cool. He’s referring to the Rolling Stones, of course.

Now in his 60s, Rock remembers the ’70s well. Or, parts of them. And it goes without saying that the times have changed.

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NY1: Rock Photog’s New Work Pops Up In Chelsea

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  • April 3, 2012

legend of rock and roll photography who not only had the skills but also the name is sharing his celebrity run-ins at a new exhibit in Chelsea. NY1’s Stephanie Simon filed the following report.

They say if you remember the 70’s you weren’t there. But how could photographer Mick Rock forget. Despite admitted use of some “chemical substances” Rock remembers his hey days photographing the likes of David bowie, Mick Jagger, Lou Reed and his all time favorite muse, Blondie’s Debbie Harry.

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VOA: Rock Icons Showcased in Photo Exhibit

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  • April 2, 2012

In a career spanning four decades, photographer Mick Rock has captured images of some of the great pop musicians of our time.

Those iconic photographs, now on display in Washington, include 1970s superstars David Bowie and Freddie Mercury, as well as current talents such as Bono, Lady Gaga and Janelle Monae.

Rock was born in London and became interested in photography as a student at Cambridge University in the late 1960s. He was taking classes in modern languages and literature but picked up a friend’s camera one day and started taking pictures of his buddies.

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