Set In Stone: Ian Tilton’s Stone Roses Photographs

The Stone Roses are an English alternative rock band formed in Manchester in 1984. They were one of the pioneering groups of the ‘Madchester’ movement that was active during the late 1980s and early 1990s. The band's most notable lineup consisted of vocalist Ian Brown, guitarist John Squire, bassist Gary "Mani" Mounfield, and drummer Alan "Reni" Wren.

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The Stone Roses are an English alternative rock band formed in Manchester in 1984. They were one of the pioneering groups of the ‘Madchester’ movement that was active during the late 1980s and early 1990s. The band’s most notable lineup consisted of vocalist Ian Brown, guitarist John Squire, bassist Gary “Mani” Mounfield, and drummer Alan “Reni” Wren.

The band released their debut album in 1989, the self titled The Stone Roses. The album was a breakthrough success for the band. Following the release of their second album Second Coming, they split. They re-united in October 2011, announced a tour which sold out in minutes and are currently working on their next album.

Ian Tilton knew The Stones Roses before they were famous and shot every key moment during the band’s meteoric rise to fame in the late Eighties.

He photographed their first TV appearance, the Roses three famous early gigs at Blackpool Tower, Glasgow Green and Spike Island, his photos appeared on their classic first album, he was the first photographer to do a Jackson Pollock shoot with the band and Ian is the man who first got Ian Brown to pull his famous monkey face!

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Ian Tilton

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