Author: 1971: Classic Rock's Classic Year

Ringo as Larry The Dwarf, dressed as Frank Zap…

Ringo as Larry The Dwarf, dressed as Frank Zappa, in 1971′s 200 Motels, my edit of MGM’s publicity still via imdb

Dialog from the film to sort of explain it:

Rance Muhammitz : I’m sure the people at home would be interested to know why such a large force as you is all dressed up like Frank Zappa. Tell us Larry, whats the deal?

Larry The Dwarf : He made me do it, Dave. He’s such a creep.

Queen: Freddie Mercury and Brian May at Slane …

Queen: Freddie Mercury and Brian May at Slane Castle, 1986, by Eric Luke via his twitter

Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd, in pink

Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd, in pink

Bob Dylan, alternate takes for the cover of Bl…

Bob Dylan, alternate takes for the cover of Blonde on Blonde, by Jerry Schatzberg

Ringo Starr, Marc Bolan, promo for Ringo’s 197…

Ringo Starr, Marc Bolan, promo for Ringo’s 1972 T. Rex documentary, Born to Boogie.

Ringo Starr, by Douglas Kirkland. Nice pants, …

Ringo Starr, by Douglas Kirkland. Nice pants, man.

Ringo Starr and Freddie Mercury, via queenphot…

Ringo Starr and Freddie Mercury, via queenphotos

Mick Jagger, LA Forum 1975, by Christopher Syk…

Mick Jagger, LA Forum 1975, by Christopher Sykes: Blue eyeshadow ftw!

Freddie Mercury, Golden God: February 21 1977,…

Freddie Mercury, Golden God: February 21 1977, Atlanta, by Tom Hill

Ringo and a kitty

Ringo and a kitty