Musicians in Liverpool
Francesco Mellina was well known on the Liverpool music and club scene in the late 1970s and early 1980s, often through personal friendships with many local musicians and artists. He developed a career as a nationally recognised rock photographer, capturing on film some of the best known musicians of that period.
His photographs document many iconic Liverpool bands and musicians including Echo and the Bunnymen, Teardrop Explodes, Pete Wylie and Pete Burns. During this time he also photographed dozens more from elsewhere who were to go on to achieve worldwide fame, including The Clash, The Ramones, New Order, U2 and Mick Hucknall.