English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer Paul McCartney leaving Apple Headquarters in his Mini car, London, UK, 19th April 1969. (Photo by Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

McCartney, Ozzy, Mellencamp: New Classic Rock Finds From the Archive

Every week, thousands of new archival photos are added to Getty Images' online archive — some come from well-known collections, while others are rarely or never-seen pictures that are being digitized for the first time at our archive in London, where more than 80 million physical photos are preserved, edited, and catalogued by a team of experts. You can see some of FOTO's stories featuring discoveries from the London archive here and here. Today, we're featuring some of the most intriguing new images of rock icons — including Paul McCartney, Ozzy Osbourne, John Cougar Mellencamp, and many more — that have recently been unearthed in our archive collection.

View of American Rock, County, and Folk musician John Cougar as he changes his shirt, backstage at the nightclub, My Father's Place, Roslyn, New York, August 23, 1979. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images) Gary Gershoff/Getty Images John Cougar Mellencamp changes his shirt backstage at the nightclub My Father's Place in Roslyn, New York — August 1979 English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer Paul McCartney leaving Apple Headquarters in his Mini car, London, UK, 19th April 1969. (Photo by Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Express/Getty Images Paul McCartney leaving Apple Corps headquarters in his Mini -- April 1969 Singer Ozzy Osbourne poses for a portrait lifting weights, circa 1985. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Dave Hogan/Getty Images Ozzy Osbourne lifting weights during a portrait shoot — circa 1985 British rock singer and songwriter Rod Stewart awarded by 'Disc' magazine 'Top International Vocalist', London, UK, 15th February 1973. (Photo by Jack Kay/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Jack Kay/Getty Images Rod Stewart in London — February 1973 British singer, songwriter and actor David Bowie, Paris, 28th June 1977 (Photo by Christian Simonpietri/Sygma/VCG via Getty Images) Christian SIMONPIÉTRI David Bowie in Paris — June 1977 Irish singer Sinead O'Connor performs at Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 16 March 1988. (Photo by Paul Bergen/Redferns) Paul Bergen/Redferns Sinead O'Connor performs at the Paradiso in Amsterdam — March 1988

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NEW YORK - CIRCA 1980: Debbie Harry and Chris Stein circa 1980 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Platzer/Images/Getty Images) Images Press/Getty Images Blondie's Debbie Harry and Chris Stein in their hometown of NYC — circa 1980 NEW YORK - OCTOBER 22: Elton John and Donatella Versace on October 22, 1991 in New York. (Photo by Sonia Moskowitz/Images/Getty Images) Images Press/Getty Images Elton John and Donatella Versace out and about in New York — October 1991 English keyboardist, songwriter, television and radio presenter, and author Rick Wakeman, UK, 17th May 1973. (Photo by D. Morrison/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) D. Morrison/Getty Images English keyboardist Rick Wakeman, a member of the band Yes — May 1973 Pete Townshend of The Who pictured playing an acoustic guitar with his father Cliff Townshend (1916-1986), saxophone player with the Squadronaires, and mother Betty at home in London on 30th March 1966. (Photo by Larry Ellis/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Larry Ellis/Getty Images Pete Townshend of The Who rocks out with his father, Cliff Townshend, and his mother, Betty, in London — March 1966 Portrait of musician Iggy Pop barechested and standing in front of a mural at the Metro in Chicago, Illinois, April 15, 1996. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images) Paul Natkin/Getty Images Iggy Pop bares his chest in front of a mural at the Metro in Chicago — April 1996 Portrait of singer Linda Perry at Schubas in Chicago, Illinois, November 2, 1996. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images) Paul Natkin/Getty Images Singer Linda Perry at Schubas in Chicago — November 1996 John Lennon (1940-1980), guitarist and singer with the Beatles, pictured wearing a wizard style hat during the final day of filming of 'Magical Mystery Tour' at West Malling Air Station in Kent on 24th September 1967. (Photo by Borrison/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Express/Getty Images John Lennon on the final day of filming of 'Magical Mystery Tour' -- September 1967

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