Murray Bowles "Green Day/Sweet Children" (c 87-89)

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Murray Bowles "Green Day/Sweet Children" Photo Print (circa 1987-1989)

70% of proceeds of this print sale will be directly donated to Murray Bowles' family & the charity of their choice.

Medium: Digital Print on Ultra Premium Semi-Gloss Photo Paper
Print Dimensions: 9.25" x 13"
Unframed print shipped flat with protective board


Medium: Digital Print on Ultra Premium Semi-Gloss Photo Paper
Print Dimensions: 13" x 19"
Unframed print shipped flat with protective board (rolled upon request)

*printed w/ premium quality @ Master Blaster

With John Kiffmeyer (Al Sobrante) on drums, this incredible negative photo print features Sweet Children before they became the famed Green Day. We usually know this as both Billie Joe & Mike Dirnt had that long, luscious hair!

As a token of his energy and influence, Murray Bowles was drawn into the top centre of the Green Day 'Dookie' album cover. He photographed very early days of Green Day when they were an upcoming punk band playing sweaty shows in Gilman Street. Here is the third of a series of classic, historical Green Day photos in their blossoming youth taken by the late, great Murray.

Artist Bio by Anna Brown
Legendary photographer Murray Bowles documented the Bay Area music scene for four decades. He began photographing bands in 1980 when he received the chance assignment to photograph a show for the fanzine Ripper and soon became a ubiquitous presence at punk rock gatherings all over the Bay Area.

With his signature style of shooting bands from the middle of the pit by holding his camera over his head, he captured generations of underground culture and, through his singular images, brought the Bay Area scene to punks all over the world, many of whom credit him for inspiring them to pack their bags and head to Northern California to join in the chaos. His photos appear on countless album covers and liner notes, and are prominently featured in the documentary film Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk.

Murray Bowles died December 8, 2019 at age 68. A book of his work is forthcoming in the Fall of 2020.


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