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Musicians ranging from David Bowie to Shirley Bassey featured in rock photographer’s Twenty Feet from the Stars exhibition

PUBLISHED: 15:52 15 March 2018 | UPDATED: 16:07 15 March 2018

Corrine Bailey Rae performing live at Shepherds Bush Empire in February 2010. Job:  Photo: Howard Denner / Retna Pictures

Corrine Bailey Rae performing live at Shepherds Bush Empire in February 2010. Job: Photo: Howard Denner / Retna Pictures

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Previously unseen images of music stars ranging from James Brown and Shirley Bassey, to Mark Knopfler and Marylin Manson will be on show at the Anteros Arts Foundation, Norwich, this week, as part of an exhibition by Holt-based photographer Howard Denner.

James Taylor performing live at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in April 1997 with his small-bodied Olson SJ guitar (cedar top, rosewood back and sides). 
Photo by Howard Denner/ Retna PicturesJames Taylor performing live at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in April 1997 with his small-bodied Olson SJ guitar (cedar top, rosewood back and sides). Photo by Howard Denner/ Retna Pictures

Mr Denner, who began taking photographs after being given a Kodak Brownie 127 camera as a youngster, trained as a biochemist in the 1960s and worked in academic research and food science before turning his hobby into a full-time career.

After signing up with an agency in the mid-1990s, the jazz and blues fan began specialising is photographing live music events at major venues including Wembley Arena, the O2 and the Royal Albert Hall, and has since captured hundreds of stars on camera.

Courtney Pine performing live at the Barbican Centre during the London Jazz Festival of 2008.  Photo: Howard Denner / Retna PicturesCourtney Pine performing live at the Barbican Centre during the London Jazz Festival of 2008. Photo: Howard Denner / Retna Pictures

Twenty Feet from the Stars runs at the Anteros Arts Foundation, Fye Bridge Street, Norwich, until March 24. Opening times are 9am-5pm, Tuesday-Saturday. www.anterosfoundation.com

Debbie Harry performing with 
Blondie at 
Wembley Arena in December 2002. Photo: Howard Denner / Retna PicturesDebbie Harry performing with Blondie at Wembley Arena in December 2002. Photo: Howard Denner / Retna Pictures

Meatloaf performing at Wembley Arena, London on 24 January 2004
© Howard Denner / Retna UK
Credit all usesMeatloaf performing at Wembley Arena, London on 24 January 2004 © Howard Denner / Retna UK Credit all uses

Shirley Bassey performing live at the Royal Festival Hall, London in June 1998
. Photo: Howard Denner/ Retna Pictures.Shirley Bassey performing live at the Royal Festival Hall, London in June 1998 . Photo: Howard Denner/ Retna Pictures.

Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler performing with his Gibson guitar at the Royal Albert Hall in May 2008. Photo: Howard Denner / Retna PicturesDire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler performing with his Gibson guitar at the Royal Albert Hall in May 2008. Photo: Howard Denner / Retna Pictures

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