The Lost Negatives – Pete Minall
By Pete Minall
These photographs were all taken during a brief period of my life lasting only a year or two, around 1970 and 1971. Fifty years ago!
After moving to a new house many times over the intervening decades, alongside fifty years of culling excess belongings, I recently discovered a series of old Rock and Roll negatives hiding away amongst family photographs. A fabulous surprise, having no idea they still existed. Here are just some of them.
The astonishing thing is that these artistes and their music will last an eternity. Young people nowadays are still discovering the treasures to be found in the huge legacy of their musical back catalogues. At the time, they were just fun shots to take. Who knew they would prove to be of so much interest.
I was so very lucky to have witnessed some of the all-time great Rock and Roll legends performing at their absolute peak, up close and personal, and I feel privileged to have met them and preserved their images for eternity. I am pleased that some of the surviving images are laid here before you to enjoy and invoke memories of another time. A time when I was a teenager, living in rural Somerset, far away from swinging London.
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