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April 14, 2016

London has always been the stage of immense musical history, and has played host to the world’s most beloved artists. Throughout the city you are able to walk in the footsteps of the greats, and track an ever changing city as you go.

Here at Legacy we’re proud to present a handy guide to a few prime locations, as we take original, iconic shots of our favourite musicians (be they album covers, photoshoots or video stills) and superimpose them on the modern day London scene. Navigate the map below and learn more about the history of the shots, and see the larger photos below. Happy exploring!

 

Black Market Clash

Don Letts approaches police at the Notting Hill Carnival of ’76 – later the cover for “Black Market Clash” by The Clash

Dylan IMPROVE

Bob Dylan shoots a video to “Subterranean Homesick Blues” at the Savoy Steps, for the ’65 film, “Don’t Look Back”.

Kinks TB

A rare Greek alternative cover to The Kinks’ “Face to Face” (Pye Records, ’66)

Bruce Hammersmith

The Hammersmith Odeon in lights for Bruce Springsteen’s ’75 UK debut.

Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix near his home at 34 Montagu Square.

Jacksons DS

The Jacksons pose at 10 Downing Street in ’77.

Bowie

Ziggy Stardust gazes towards Mars from Heddon Street.

dyln

Dylan on Gloucester Road, as seen in No Direction Home

Kinks

The Kinks in North London.

Manics

The young Manics, at Buckingham Palace in ’91.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Siouxsie

Siouxsie Sioux on Portobello Road.

dylbaez

Bob Dylan and Joan Baez sit outside the Savoy in May ’65.

Vandellas

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas at Marble Arch on Motown promo tour in ’65.

Stones

January ’67, The Rolling Stones wander across Green Park.

Clash and Viv

Mick Jones, Keith Levene and Viv Albertine walk past the Davis Road squat.

Carly Simon

Carly Simon in Regent’s Park for her ’71 album, “Anticipation”.

THE WHO - POPSPOT

The Who pose for the US cover of “My Generation” (via Popspots NYC).

Beatles Ailsa

The Beatles enter their shared Twickenham house in “Help!” (’65).

Oasis

Berwick Street as featured on “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?”

Sex Pistols

The Sex Pistols sign with A&M Records outside Buckingham Palace in March ’77.

Bolan

Marc Bolan outside Hatchetts, the legendary celebrity haunt, in 1972.

sinartrapalla

Crowds gather outside the Palladium for a glimpse of Sinatra

George Martin

George Martin guides The Beatles in Abbey Road, Studio 2.

The Clash - POPSPOTNYC

The Clash at Camden Lock, on the cover on their self-titled debut (via Popspots NYC).

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