Mick Rock Biography, Age, Family, Wife, Kids, Height and Net Worth

This article will answer every question you have about Mick Rock. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.

  1. What does Mick Rock do for a living?
  2. Who are Mick Rock’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Mick Rock’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Mick Rock married or does he have a girlfriend?
  5. Does Mick Rock have any children?
  6. Where is Mick Rock now?
  7. How tall is Mick Rock?
  8. How much money does Mick Rock earn?
  9. What is Mick Rock’s net worth?

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 Who is Mick Rock?

Michael David Rock, born Michael Edward Chester Smith, was a British professional photographer. Rock photographed rock music acts which include Queen, T. Rex, Kou Reed, David Bowie, Syd Barrett, Iggy Pop, and The Stooges. As well as Ozzy Osbourne, Talking Heads, The Sex Pistols, The Ramones, Joan Jett, Thin Lizzy, Roxy Music, Motley Crue, Geordie, and Blondie.

Rock was frequently known as ”The Man Who Shot the Seventies”. Most of the memorable photos of Bowie as Ziggy Stardust were shot by Rock in his capacity as Bowie’s official photographer.

Mick took a friend’s camera and began to take pictures of the local rock music scene, while at Cambridge. He did so acquiring some friends and contacts along the way, such as Cambridge native Syd Barrett and Mick Jagger’s younger brother Chris.

A photo of Mick Rock

A photo of Mick Rock

How old is Mick Rock?

Michael Edward Chester Smith was born on November 22, 1948, in London, England. He died at the age of 72, on November 18, 2021. He shares his birthday with famous people such as Hailey Bieber, Scarlett Johansson, Dominic Tracy, Mark Ruffalo, Michael K. Williams, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mads Mikkelsen, among others.

Mick Rock Family

Who are Rock’s parents?

Michael Edward Chester Smith known as Michael David Rock or Mick Rock was born in Hammersmith, London to David and Joan. His birth was the outcome of his mother’s relationship with an American airman. He is of American-British ancestry.

Does Rock have siblings?

It is unclear if Rock has any siblings as he did not share information about his family, nor of his siblings. He also kept most of his personal life very private and away from media.

Mick Rock Education

Michael joined and studied at Emanuel School in London. After graduating he joined Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, he graduated with a degree in Medieval and Modern Languages.

Mick Rock Interests

In college. he grew an interest in 19th-century Romantic poetry-mainly the arts of Rimbaud, Shelley, Baudelaire, and Byron. His appearance in the press came following an arrest for marijuana possession. He also was in love with music especially rock music.

Mick Rock Wife

Rock was married to his wife, Pati Rock by the time he passed away. The couple has one child together, a daughter. His wife and daughter shared the information about his death on social media. Although they did not disclose the cause and day of his death.

Mick Rock Kids

Michael and his beautiful and loving wife have one child together. Their child is their only daughter, Nathalie Rock.

Mick Rock Residence

Michael Rock together with his wife and daughter live in New York City on Staten Island to the time of his demise.

Mick Rock Height

Legendary photographer, Rock had a well-built body with an impressive height of 5 ft 6.1 in (1.68 m) and a body weight of 60 kg (132.2 lbs).

Mick Rock Career

Apart from working with Bowie, whom he met in early 1972, Mick also created album covers for Barrett’s The Madcap Laughs, Waylon Jennings’s Lonesome. Also for On’ry and Mean, Iggy Pop and the Stooges’ Raw Power, Lou Reed’s Transformers and Coney Island Baby, Queen’s Queen II, which was recreated for their music video ”Bohemian Rhapsody”. In addition to Sheer Heart Attack, Geordie’s Don’t Be Fooled by the Name, Joan Rett’s I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll, and the Ramones’ End of the Century.

Rock was the chief photographer on the movies The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Shortbus, and Hedwig, and the Angry Inch. Additionally, he produced and directed the music videos ”John, I’m Only Dancing”, ”Space Oddity”, ”Jean Genie”, and ”Life on Mars” on Bowie’s Sound and Vision DVD collection.

Mick’s photo subjects include The Misfits, Air Traffic, Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg, Maxwell, Lady Gaga, The Gossip, The Killers, Richard Barone, The Scissor Sisters. Also Michael Buble, Michael Stipe, Miley Cyrus, Kate Moss, The Chemical Brothers, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Queen of the Stone Age, Janelle Monae, Daft Punk, Snow Patrol, Black Keys, Kasabian, Daniel Merriweather, Black Keys, Hall & Oates. Not forgetting Bjorn and John, MGMT, Peter, Alejandro Escovedo, Gavin Degraw, Fat Joe, Peaches, Rhymefest, Q-Tip, Tom Stoppard, Nas. In addition to old friends Bowie, Debbie Harry, Lou Heed, Joan Jett, Micos Gun, Motley, Crue, and Iggy Pop.

Mick received the Diesel U Music Legends Award for his contribution to Music in late 2006. While Rock was preparing in 2001, to launch his book Psychedelic Renegades, he was successful in convincing its main subject Syd Barrett to autograph 320 inserts for inclusion with special edition copies. It was Barret’s initial promotional activity in decades, after his retirement from music in the early 1970s.


Mick was the host of On the Record with Mick Rock, a documentary collection on the Ovation channel. The series went along with Rock as he rolled across the country and met with musicians for a tour of their hometowns, highlighting the people, places, and cultural institutions that have been integral in their lives and careers. Each and every episode features a performance. Various guests appeared in the first season including Kings of Leon, Josh Groban, The Flaming Lips (featuring Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd), Patti LaBelle, and Mark Ronson.


Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock (2016), directed by Barnaby Clay and produced by Monica Hampton, is a biographical documentary about Rock.

Mick Rock Net Worth

British professional photographer, Michael Rock, has been active from college to 2021. He has taken photos of many famous people and places and has been working with iconic rock stars. Mick has garnered up an accumulative amazing net worth of $23 million as of 2021.