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With David Bowie and Iggy Pop — the Dorchester, London, July 16, 1972

Photo: from "Transformer," by Lou Reed & Mick Rock; the signed limited-edition book of 2,000 copies is available from www.genesis-publications.com (£295)

Mick Rock: “I was determined to get that shot. I remember pulling all three of them together but they were all happy to do it. ’The Terrible Trio‘ or ’the Unholy Trinity,‘ as I dubbed them! David was going off to the States, and Lou and Iggy were there because they were his pals. Ziggy Stardust had just been released, and Raw Power and Transformer had not yet been released, so it was definitely a moment in time. As well as influencing music, David, Lou, and Iggy had a huge cultural reverberation.”

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With Mick Jagger and David Bowie at a party after Bowie's last live performance as Ziggy Stardust — Cafe Royal, London, July 4, 1973

Photo: from "Transformer," by Lou Reed & Mick Rock; the signed limited-edition book of 2,000 copies is available from www.genesis-publications.com (£295)

Mick Rock: ”Mick Jagger showed up and they were very chatty. I got a whole series of pictures of the three of them together. Ringo [Starr, not pictured] was there, too. No one else was shooting at these events; it was a different world.“

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With Mick Jagger and David Bowie at a party after Bowie's last live performance as Ziggy Stardust — Cafe Royal, London, July 4, 1973

Photo: from "Transformer," by Lou Reed & Mick Rock; the signed limited-edition book of 2,000 copies is available from www.genesis-publications.com (£295)
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With Mick Jagger and David Bowie at a party after Bowie's last live performance as Ziggy Stardust — Cafe Royal, London, July 4, 1973

Photo: from "Transformer," by Lou Reed & Mick Rock; the signed limited-edition book of 2,000 copies is available from www.genesis-publications.com (£295)
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With Andy Warhol at a release party for Rock and Roll Heart — One Fifth Avenue, New York, 1976

Photo: from "Transformer," by Lou Reed & Mick Rock; the signed limited-edition book of 2,000 copies is available at www.genesis-publications.com (£295)

Lou Reed: "Andy has drifted away because they're there for me, not him, and no one is paying him any attention, but at least he's there. Andy dressed up; I got a pimp hat."

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Transformer, by Lou Reed & Mick Rock

The five preceding iconic images and quotes were taken from Transformer, a Lou Reed retrospective collection annotated by Reed and Mick Rock. The signed limited-edition book of 2,000 copies is available through Genesis Publications (£295).

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