Rare and unseen images of some of the biggest rock stars of recent times will go on show in Mirfield.

Still Crazy After All These Years runs from January 7 to February 27 at the Creative Arts Hub in Huddersfield Road.

The exhibition features the work of photographers Mark Bickerdike and Ian Clegg Walsh from concerts and gigs across Yorkshire.

One of Mark’s stunning images is of REM lead singer Michael Stipe taken at the McAlpine Stadium in Huddersfield in July 1995.

The rock giants played two successive nights at the Stadium - the first in a series of high-profile rock concerts at the venue.

Ian’s photographs date back to the 1970s and include Queen at St George’s Hall in Bradford in 1974, The Sex Pistols at Leeds Polytechnic in 1976 and Be Bop Deluxe at Leeds University in 1974.

Mark’s pictures range from Wham! at Queens Hall, Leeds, in 1984 to Pulp at Leeds Festival in 2011 and Morrissey at Leeds Town Hall in 2006 to the Kaiser Chiefs at Leeds Arena in 2013.

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The exhibition will allow music fans to buy copies of some unique photographs and chat to Mark and Ian about their work.

Mark, 49, who lives in Mirfield, said: “One of my first memories of music was as a six year old excitedly queueing in WH Smiths in Dewsbury to buy my first single Long Haired Lover from Liverpool by Jimmy Osmond.

“OK, so it’s not going to make the list of the top 100 singles of all time but it was the start of a lifelong love, some might say obsession, with music.”

Mark was 18 when he caught the photography bug taking a picture of Wham! in 1984 with his Pentax ME Super.

“I’m not sure this was my first attempt at concert photography but it was certainly the first where I got an even remotely usable image and one which led to a long-time passion for live music photography.”

Mark, now a freelance, worked for many years for the Yorkshire Evening Post and Yorkshire Post and got some memorable gigs.

“I got to capture the last night of the legendary Leeds music venue The Duchess of York with Chumbawamba and the first act on stage at the long awaited Leeds Arena, Bruce Springsteen,” said Mark.

“The local music scene continues to thrive and now I’m just as likely to be capturing images of local hopefuls at pub gigs as I am to be shooting global megastars at Leeds Arena.”

Take a look at our images from when The Eagles visited the stadium below

Ian’s images come from the age of film, not digital, and he admits it was a “paying hobby” more than anything.

“I just went to see the bands I enjoyed,” he said. “I made my own colour prints at home in dishes with unknown health risks and then dried the prints all over the house much to my mother’s disdain. Selling the prints to fans was fun for a time.”

Ian, 60, of Batley, added: “I detested flash and very rarely used one. Interestingly I once shot Elton John with a flash exposure but the flash was on someone else’s camera! This coincidence only happened once in 20 years.”

The Hub gallery is open Wednesdays 10am to 5pm, Thursdays 10am to 8pm, Fridays 10am to 5pm and Saturdays 10am to 3pm. Entry is free.

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