The Kieron Murphy Blog

Marc Bolan and T-Rex

BP Fallon is a DJ and publicist, working at that time (1971) mainly for bands like King Crimson, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Roxy Music, and T-Rex. And it was BP who got me my first ‘gigs’ in the industry, photographing those bands I just mentioned, and introducing me to...

Meeting Rod Stewart

I’d just seen The Faces perform live at The Roundhouse in 1971 when I got notified that my next photographic subject for Sounds was to be Rod Stewart. He was about to release his second solo album, ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’, which would include the smash hit...

Some Girls (Seem To) Have All The Luck

I stumbled across this track again today, and I had forgotten how much I loved it when I first heard it in 1987. Rosie Vela was studying Music and Arts when she was spotted by a modelling agency, and ended up gracing the cover of Vogue no less than 14 times. With the...

The Imagine Sessions

I began my career as a photographer in Dublin and moved to London in 1970. In April 1971, I was sent by the weekly rock paper ‘Sounds’ to photograph JL recording what would become the ‘Imagine’ Album, at his home in Surrey. Meeting him was the high point of my life up...