Rockmine: Archive


The Archive


Rockmine is Europe's largest independent commercial rock music archive, established in 1985. It's built around four enormous collections: the written word, audio, video and ephemera/memorabilia.

The largest of these is the written word. It's made up of five sections: music papers, books, magazines, cuttings and legal files.

The Music Paper Archive

Take a browse through the list of music papers and fanzines currently in stock. They're available for research by any branch of the media and also as props for film or television work. If you can't make it here in person, Rockmine will be happy to undertake any research for you at a standard hourly rate. Needless to say, we would be pleased to fill any gaps in our collection. To this end we have thousands of music papers from the late 1970s to mid 1990s for trade.

The Library

Needless to say, Rockmine stocks most of the seminal books on rock and pop, covering nearly every related genre and style. This would be a vast library by any standard but remember it's just a section of the written word archive.

The Magazine And Cuttings Collections

From Adam Ant in Interiors to Mick Jagger in Playgirl, rock and pop stars turn up on the covers of all sorts of magazines and Rockine stocks a lot of them. Thousands of them to be totally inexact! Usually written by non-rock journalists, these articles and interviews often bring a different perspective to what would normally be found in the likes of Q, Mojo and other similar journals.

If you think that Rockmine's archive is big, then our cuttings collection is MUCH BIGGER. Hundreds of thousands of reports taken from most U.K. daily papers for the past twenty odd years along with online news services from around the world for the last 18. If that isn't enough, we're going back through daily papers from 1956 to pull out every story related to pop and rock.

The Legal Document Archive

Autopsy reports, police files, court transcripts, judgements, F.B.I. files, divorce petitions and wills, they're all here. You wouldn't believe the amount of information these contain. The filed papers for Lisa Marie Presley's divorce included the complaint by Jordy Chandler against the prince of pop, the F.B.I. files on "The King" included news of a KGB plot to kill him whilst on duty in Germany and legal papers often carry a wealth of information unavailable elsewhere. Papers for Phil Spector's murder case for example clearly listed all his other complaints and arrests, even when charges were not pressed.


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