Author: 1971: Classic Rock's Classic Year

Pete Townshend, The Who, throwing his guitar w…

Pete Townshend, The Who, throwing his guitar waaaay in the air. Winterland, 1976 by Michael Zagaris.

Led Zeppelin in Los Angeles: Robert Plant, Gol…

Led Zeppelin in Los Angeles: Robert Plant, Golden God, by Brad Elterman

michonnegrimes: Please remember how I feel ab…

michonnegrimes:



Please remember how I feel about you

I could never really live without you

So, come on back and see

Just what you mean to me

I need you

         Help! (1965) dir. Richard Lester

farm2turntable:Prince the shutterbug. “Funk …

farm2turntable:

Prince the shutterbug.

“Funk is the opposite of magic,” Prince said. “Funk is about rules.” The photo above (and the caption from it here) is from a phenomenal profile in The New Yorker that  you need to read NOW.  

The Book of Prince: Prince had grand plans for his autobiography, but only a few months to live.

One more pic from the article, this by Alan Beaulieu:

moredarkthanshark: Talking Heads’ bassist, Tin…

moredarkthanshark:

Talking Heads’ bassist, Tina Weymouth

From the August 1985 issue of Vogue, “Heavy Petal: Women in Rock”

brownskinsugarplum76: vintageeveryday: 30 cool…

brownskinsugarplum76:

vintageeveryday:

30 cool pics show what cool guys looked like in the 1970s.

Pic #2 is of a protopunk band called Death, the 3 Hackney brothers, from Detroit. Look ‘em up and check out the documentary, A Band Called Death, about how they were rediscovered in the 2000s after recording one shelved album, “For the Whole World to See,” in the 70s. The album is now available on Spotify. 🤘🏽❤️

“Sorrow,” David Bowie’s cover of The McCoys 19…

“Sorrow,” David Bowie’s cover of The McCoys 1966 track, was the only UK single released from Pin Ups. The b-side, “Amsterdam” (Jacques Brel, 1964), was recorded in 1971 for Ziggy Stardust, but not released until this 1973 single.

Freddie Mercury, News of the World harlequin, …

Freddie Mercury, News of the World harlequin, 1977-78, via queenphotos

Iggy Pop by Mick Rock in London, 1972, and Pat…

Iggy Pop by Mick Rock in London, 1972, and Patti Smith in New York, 1976 (my edits of sources here and here)

Debbie Harry, “All I want is a picture of you,…

Debbie Harry, “All I want is a picture of you,” my edit of original via blondieofficial