Synonymous with both creativity and rebellion, punk burst onto the scene in the late ‘70s. Fast, loud and unabashedly anti-establishment, the movement ripped up the rulebook on what music could be.

From early pioneers like The Sex Pistols, The Ramones and The Clash to their more austere new wave successors such as Blondie, Joy Division and Talking Heads, our archive captures both the iconic moments and larger-than-life characters that embodied this vibrant scene.

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