Merging two passions, rock & roll and photography, Paul Coerten has taken his cameras and lenses with him to all the concerts and festivals during about 20 years. The gigantism of the shows, enormous concert halls filled to the brim and a crowd moved and moving… yes indeed, those were dream years.


Talented, fun to be with and always on the lookout for that special image, Paul Coerten has quickly managed to be up there with the "tenors of the image". More than 300 incredibly forceful prints bundled in this large format book will take you back to these magical moments: the golden age of rock when Queen, Genesis, Led Zeppelin, Clash, Blondie, Pink Floyd and so many other artists shook up the crowds. Paul Coerten has a real talent to capture an expression, a gesture, a moment of intimacy of the artist as well as the passion of the public.


Paul Coerten's pictures have been published in cult magazines such as "Melody Maker", "New York Rocker" and in Belgium, his native country, in "Télé Moustique" and "Humo". Supreme recognition, his work is on the cover of records that have been around the world: Ted Nugent - album "Scratch Fever"-, Patti Smith... and worked with the band Queen for the video “Hammer to Fall” shot in Brussels ien 1984.

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