Michael Putland: A Life in Music–50 Years on the Road

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Michael Putland ('David Bowie')
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'David Bowie'Singer David Bowie performing on stage as the Thin White Duke on his Station To Station World Tour at the Wembley Empire Pool in London, England in May 1976.  © Michael Putland/Getty Images
Michael Putland ('Mick Jagger and Bianca Jagger')
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'Mick Jagger and Bianca Jagger'Singer Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones sleeping alongside his wife Bianca Jagger the morning after the end of their European Tour party in Berlin, Germany on October 20, 1973. © Michael Putland/Getty Images
Michael Putland ('The Who')
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'The Who'Pete Townshend of The Who throws his guitar in the air on stage at Madison Sqaure Garden, New York, USA, September 1979.  © Michael Putland/Getty Images'

The British photographer presents the many faces of music history from his impressive fifty-year career.

With an impressive fifty-year career of following the most iconic music legends on tour, this show collates the British music photographer’s most stunning shots. Including Pete Townsend throwing his guitar into the air at one of The Who’s concerts to Mick and Bianca Jagger passed out on a tour bus; Putland reveals the many faces of music history.

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A fantastic, memorable evening. Michael Putland was down to earth and entertaining as he shared his enthusiasm, joy and passion discussing music and photography. A brilliant opportunity to admire some incredible work and iconic images and talk with the man behind the camera.


What a special night. Both humble and inspiring, Michael Putland accompanied his showstopping images with hilarious anecdotes about the rockstars of his generation. As if the interview itself wasn't enough, we chatted to the legendary photographer over a glass of wine and came home truly speechless. The TimeOut Card outdid itself. 


I wasn't sure what to expect when I arrived at the gallery and was pleasantly surprised - not only by the amazing pictures on display, but also by the great character that is Michael Putland.  He is interesting and clearly very good at what he does, but is not at all arrogant or attention-seeking.  A great event which was very well organised.


On Wednesday evening I had the pleasure of meeting Michael Putland at The Time Out Card private view / Q&A. What an extraordinary man. How can you tour with The Who, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie and The Stones AND come out unscathed? It was an extraordinary event. Michael shared his memories with total honesty and humour. As I looked at his photographs I kept thinking "I Wish I Was There" At least through these awesome black and white images, we can imagine the moment.