Music Brooches & Badges

Welcome to my page of music brooches & badges.

Many different musicians, bands and genres including David Bowie, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Elton John, Classic Album Covers and British Composers. This is just part of my large collection. Please email me if you don’t see what you were looking for and I will try and help.

David Bowie Brooches

The music legend, David Bowie, features in this Bowie Album Badge collection. The album images span his creative and innovative work from ‘Hunky Dory’, his 4th studio album released on 17 December 1971 by RCA Records to his 25th and final studio album, ‘Blackstar’ released in 2016.  These handmade, unique David Bowie brooches use the postage stamps issued in 2017 by the Royal Mail. This was the first time the Royal Mail dedicated an entire stamp issue to an individual music artist or cultural figure.

These iconic images of six of his albums use beautiful Yuzen paper along the breakout detail therefore enhancing the design.

Aladdin Sane Badge

David-Bowie-Aladdin-Sane album cover - Stamp Style badge
David Bowie – Aladdin Sane

It was the second of five sessions with the photographer Brian Duffy that resulted with this iconic image. Duffy drew the outline for the flash onto Bowie’s face however it was Pierre La Roche who rendered it in colour, using lipstick for the red flash.  It was Brian Duffy’s most famous photograph with the original design work used as part of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) collection.

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars Badge

David Bowie brooch - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

Heroes Badge

David Bowie-Heroes album cover - Stamp Style brooch
David Bowie – Heroes

The cover photo is by Masayoshi Sukita.  The influence for Bowie’s pose was a painting, ‘Roquairol’ (1917), by German ‘Die Brucke’ artist Erich Heckel. In fact, it not only inspired this album cover but also ‘The Idiot’, one of Bowie’s collaborations with Iggy Pop that which was also released the same year.

Lets Dance Badge

David Bowie-Lets Dance brooch
David Bowie – Lets Dance

David Bowie’s 15th studio album released in April 1983. It sold over 10.7 million copies worldwide therefore making it Bowie’s best-selling album.
The cover painting is by Derek Boshier and the album design is by Mick Haggerty.

Earthling Badge

David Bowie Earthling - Stamp Style music badge
David-Bowie – Earthling

This album’s cover features a photograph of Bowie wearing a Union Jack-based coat designed by British designer Alexander McQueen in conjunction with Bowie. McQueen had previously designed a host of stage costumes for Bowie and his band.

Blackstar Badge

David Bowie badge-Blackstar album cover brooch- unique music brooches and badges

The artwork for Blackstar was designed by Jonathan Barnbrook.  Dark music, dark imagery

Hunky Dory Badge

David Bowie Hunky Dory brooch
David-Bowie – Hunky Dory

Hunky Dory was the fourth studio album released by Bowie on 17th December 1971 but the first for his new record label, RCA. The album cover was photographed by Brian Ward and the over painted colour airbrushed by Terry Pastor. The image is said to be influenced by a Marlene Dietrich photo book that Bowie took with him to the photo shoot.

Pink Floyd Album Cover Brooches

Pink Floyd has become well known for its innovative album covers. Working with leading graphic designers and photographers of the time, they created some of the most iconic album cover art. Many of the album covers were conceived and crafted by ‘Hipgnosis’, an English art design group formed in 1968. Storm Thorgerson, one of the co-founders and designers, experimented with photographic techniques and multiple exposures to create new and astonishing images. Pink Floyd’s distinctive album covers feature in this collection of Pink Floyd Album Cover Brooches. The album images span from their first studio album ‘The Pipers at the Gates of Dawn’ issued in 1967, to their last ‘The Endless River’ released in 2014.  

These handmade, up-cycled brooches use the postage stamps issued in 2016 by the Royal Mail. The iconic images use beautiful Yuzen paper along the breakout detail therefore enhancing the design.

The Endless River Brooch

The Endless River - Pink Floyd music brooches badges & pins
The Endless River

Atom Heart Mother Brooch

Atom Heart Mother album cover brooch  - Pink Floyd
Atom Heart Mother

The Piper at the Gates of Dawn Brooch

The Piper at the Gates of Dawn - Pink Floyd badge
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn

Animals Brooch

Pink Floyd Animals album cover brooch  - Battersea Power Station - music brooches and badges

The Division Bell Brooch

The Division Bell album cover badge - Pink Floyd
The Division Bell

Wish You Were Here Brooch

Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd album cover brooch
Wish You Were Here

The album Wish You Were Here was released on 12 September 1975. Described at times by both Dave Gilmour and Richard Wright as their favourite Pink Floyd album

The Beatles brooches

Abbey Road Brooch

The Beatles  - Abbey Road album cover brooch
Abbey Road – The Beatles

Help Brooch

Beatles  brooch - Help album cover
Help – The Beatles

Let It Be Brooch

The Beatles Let It Be album cover brooch - music badges and brooches

Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Brooch

Sgt Peppers Album cover badge - The Beatles - unique music brooches
Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles

Revolver Brooch

Revolver album cover - Beatles brooch - music brooches and badges
Revolver – The Beatles

With The Beatles Brooch

With The Beatles album cover brooch
With The Beatles – The Beatles

Beatles 45rpm Record Brooch

The Beatles Memorabilia Guitar Brooch

The Beatles guitar brooch

The Beatles Memorabilia Tray and Badges Brooch

The Beatles tray and badges brooch - music brooches and badges

The Beatles Yellow Submarine Lunchbox Brooch

The Beatles Yellow Submarine lunchbox brooch - music brooches

Elton John Brooches

Honky Château Brooch

Elton John Honky Château album cover brooch

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Brooch

Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album cover brooch

Caribou Brooch

Elton John - Caribou brooch

Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy Brooch

Elton John Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy album cover brooch

Sleeping with The Past Brooch

Elton John - Sleeping with The Past brooch.

The One Brooch

Elton John - The One brooch

Made in England Brooch

Elton John - Made in England brooch

Songs from The West Coast Brooch

Elton John - Songs from The West Coast brooch

The Rolling Stones – Music badges

Let It Bleed Brooch

Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed album cover brooch
Let It Bleed

Classic Album Cover Music Brooches

Led Zeppelin IV Brooch

Led Zeppelin IV album cover brooch
Led Zeppelin IV

Primal Scream Brooch – Screamadelica

Primal Scream brooch - Screamadelica - music brooches and badges

New Order Brooch – Power Corruption and Lies

New Orde brooch  - Power Corruption and Lies - classic album cover
Power Corruption and Lies

The Clash Brooch – London Calling

London Calling album cover brooch - The Clash

Mike Oldfield Brooch – Tubular Bells

Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells brooch

British Classical Composers brooches

Sir Edward Elgar Brooch – Sea Pictures

Sir Edward Elgar music brooch - Sea Pictures

Gustav Holst Brooch – Planets Suite

Gustav Holst Planets Suite - music brooches and badges

Handel’s Water Music Brooch

Handel's Water Music brooch

Delius Brooch – First Cuckoo In Spring

Delius - First Cuckoo in Spring music brooch

Sundry Music brooches

Luke Kelly Badge – On Raglan Road

Luke Kelly of The Dubliners - On Raglan Road brooch

Freddie Mercury Brooch

Freddie Mercury brooch -lead singer of Queen- music brooches and badges
Freddie Mercury – Entertainers Tale 1999

As it’s not possible to show my complete range of music brooches & badges on my website or Etsy if you can’t find a particular item please contact me as I might be able to help.