A celebration of punk rock and rockers since the early 1970s. Punk rock developed in the UK, the USA and Australia during the mid-1970s as a grass-roots reaction to the perceived excesses of mainstream 1970s rock. By late 1976, bands such as the Ramones in New York and the Sex Pistols and The Clash in London were recognised as the vanguard of a new musical movement, which would spread around the world. An associated punk subculture emerged, expressing youthful rebellion and characterised by distinctive styles of clothing and adornment, including brightly coloured Mohican hairstyles, spiked leather jackets and chokers and ripped T-shirts and a variety of anti-authoritarian ideologies. 500 images from the MirrorPix archives illustrate the world of punk rock, capturing the atmosphere of gigs and venues, at festivals and in the recording studio. News pictures expose the hard-living, anarchic lifestyle of punk musicians and their transition into more acceptable members of society; the fashions and colourful hairstyles of punks and the conflicts with other cultural groups such as Teddy boys and football hooligans.