Photograhy: Pennie Smith

Pennie Smith – London based photographer – everyone knows she has taken the best rock photo ever – that being of Paul Simonon smashing his bass on the cover of The Clash’s London Calling (with a close second being her shots of The Jam). That may be her most recognizable shot, but if you were in a band in England in the 70’s and 80’s, Pennie was there.

The Shot - Uncropped

Morrissey and his hair

Paul Weller - The Jam, 1978 and Pete Townsend - The Who, 1980

The Jam 1978

The Clash Publicity Shot

Iggy 1980 - Man Down

Paul Simonon

Joe Strummer

The Strokes - 2011

PJ Harvey - 2010




Posted on January 17, 2012, in Photography and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Pennie is cool— you must have had Mick Rock on the site by now—if so I missed it, also check out Mick Hutson and Ross Halfin

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