Author: 1971: Classic Rock's Classic Year

Led Zeppelin: Flowering Jimbert, Royal Albert …

Led Zeppelin: Flowering Jimbert, Royal Albert Hall, June 29, 1969

From a review in New Musical Express: 

In one way, they appear to be fighting each other for dominance, in another they become as one but in the final analysis they serve to haul each other onto greater and greater heights. Plant, with shoulder length blond curls, employs his voice as a fourth instrument. Page, a contrast with shoulder length black hair, evens the score by using his instrument as an extra voice. The result at low key is fascinating; at its high devastating. 

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Mick Jagger, Paris 1971, by Jean-Marie Périer 

Mick Jagger, Paris 1971, by Jean-Marie Périer 

freddiemercurydyke: Live at The Rainbow, 1974

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Live at The Rainbow, 1974

Magical Mystery John

Magical Mystery John

The Thin Black-and-White Duke: David Bowie on …

The Thin Black-and-White Duke: David Bowie on the Isolar II tour, 1977, by Philippe Auliac

Ringo in Miami Beach, February 15 1964 at the …

Ringo in Miami Beach, February 15 1964 at the Deauville Hotel, rehearsing for the band’s second appearance on Ed Sullivan, via beatlelinks

Joan Baez, Joan, August 1967, my edit of origi…

Joan Baez, Joan, August 1967, my edit of original via discogs

Freddie Mercury by Mick Rock, 1974, my edit of…

Freddie Mercury by Mick Rock, 1974, my edit of original via freddiemqueen

Iggy Pop in dog collar and evening gloves, 197…

Iggy Pop in dog collar and evening gloves, 1970,  by Frank Pettis

Patti Smith at The Old Boarding House, San F…

Patti Smith at The Old

Boarding House, San Francisco, 1975, by Michael Zagaris. 

‘I met Patti backstage and we hung out and talked as I took photos. Patti was trying on different hats and scarves, finally saying, ‘Do you think we’ve got it?’ I said, ‘We’ve got some nice images so far, but what I think they’re really looking for is a portrait.’ Patti walked into the bathroom and standing next to the toilet she asked, ‘How is this for a portrait?’