Uncredited early photos get credited

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Uncredited early photos get credited

Postby johnfoyle » Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:52 pm

Two early images of Elvis , from his Stiff Records days in 1977 , regularly pop up in profiles . The photographers in both cases have rarely been credited. It was partly to do with the accepted practices of the time , where staff photographers were paid a one off fee for usage and the copyright then rested with the publisher.

I've been doing a bit of hunting around and reckon I have finally established the photographers in question.

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A photo site say it's original from 'Mirrorpix' and is dated August 10 1977. Bruce Thomas's tour diary from then says Elvis & The Attractions were in 'Eden' that day , Eden Studios , I presume. The Mirrorpix site has confirmed that this photo was taken by Bill Rowntree. A New Zealand born photographer , his work seems to have mainly appeared in the Daily Mirror. He now seems to be retired. This 2010 news report is the most recent reference I can find to him - http://www.courier.co.uk/snapper-s-righ ... story.html


Bill Rowntree also took these occasionally seen pics., clearly from the same session
http://www.lebrecht.co.uk/search?s=rowntree+costello

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http://www.brucethomas.co.uk/?p=1961

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Elvis is wearing the same shirt in this photo -

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Outside the Stiff Offices.

' PHOTO: HULTON-DEUTSCH COLLECTION/CORBIS ' is all that most 'net sources say about this. Yesterday a fan in Chicago found a magazine from c. 2001 which credited it to Richard Young . He took it , as confirmed today via Twitter. In 1977 he worked for Ritz magazine.

https://twitter.com/RichardYoung110/sta ... 6259571712

Richard is still taking photographs

http://www.richardyoungonline.com/

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Re: Uncredited early photos get credited

Postby krm » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:21 am

great work John!

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Re: Uncredited early photos get credited

Postby Heats101 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:00 am

The first image has adorned t shirts available on recent tours here in Australia and no doubt the rest of the world.
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Re: Uncredited early photos get credited

Postby johnfoyle » Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:10 pm

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Unaccredited photo from Alex Call of Clover's memoirs - the same location & bench as the 'head scratch' photo.

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Re: Uncredited early photos get credited

Postby johnfoyle » Wed May 17, 2017 2:24 am

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Bill Rowntree's photo of Elvis in Eden Studios, London in August 1977 is , perhaps, the subject of this homage tweeted by Kitten Kuroi‏ as she rehearses to resume her role as backing vocalist in the Imperial Bedroom shows.

https://twitter.com/KittenKuroi/status/ ... 4277507075

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Re: Uncredited early photos get credited

Postby MOJO » Wed May 17, 2017 7:26 pm

These are the kind of photos that make me hate the Internet. Stupid photo enhancing apps. Lame.

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Re: Uncredited early photos get credited

Postby johnfoyle » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:43 am

The 'headphones' photo was taken 40 years ago yesterday, August 10th. Last week I found out online that the man who took the photograph , Bill Rowntree, was part of a society for formers employees of the Mirror newspaper. I sent their website a email asking if they would let him know that I'd like to ask him about the photo. They said they would. I hoped to have a response to mark the anniversary. I haven't heard anything since. I will follow it up.

I wonder if he knows how widespread the photo has been used? This kind of odd one is my favourite.

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http://society6.com/product/elvis-coste ... A5g#46=343


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