Rock Legends 1960s

Paul Berriff began his photographic career in 1962 photographing street life in his native city of Leeds, Yorkshire, England. He was sixteen years old. The following year he became a photographer on his local newspaper. At the same time, the birth of the pop music scene had just begun.

Paul used this exciting time as a theme for a photographic documentary essay. He photographed most of the 1960's bands and solo artists on their first tours of the UK. His black and white images are now valuable items and have been exhibited and purchased by collectors and legendary musicians worldwide. A permanent exhibition of 38 of Paul's Beatles photographs is on show at The Beatles Story in Liverpool their CEO said ''These are the finest photographs I have seen of The Beatles at this time in their career ''

Paul Berriff continues his career as a fine art photographer, cinematographer and documentary filmmaker. Paul has won over 20 international awards for his films and still photographs including two BAFTA awards. Paul was awarded an OBE in The Queen's 90th Birthday Honours.

"Paul Berriff is a courageous man, very physical in his methods of seeing and creating images he has a real curiosity"....Werner Herzog International film director.

"Rock memorabilia has soared in value" ....The Daily Telegraph

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