Author: 1971: Classic Rock's Classic Year

Guitar Boogie: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy …

Guitar Boogie: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page 1971 UK compilation album 

crystallineknowledge: Stevie Nicks, 1975

crystallineknowledge:

Stevie Nicks, 1975

tremble-and-shake: out-on-the-zeppelin: bro…

tremble-and-shake:

out-on-the-zeppelin:

brownskinsugarplum76:

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feminaemagna:

He looks like a painting!

New Big Lion for me! I love it! His hair is flawless. ❤️❤️❤️

You’re right, @callmethehunter ! I thought that background looked familiar. It is the same as in the other recent backstage pic we saw from that concert that @out-on-the-zeppelin posted recently :

I wish I knew a sequence of events for these.

I always wondered if Robert was checking out the storm, or the storm damage in this one :

And I wonder if he got wet some kind of way in the shirtless one above, since his hair is uncharacteristically flat?

This one has the same robe as in @feminaemagna ’s pic:

Bad night, but interesting story and pics.

Worldofzeppelin (on instagram) has been kind enough to share these unseen pictures by Terry O’Neill, that I believe he scanned them from his new book! Anyways here are the rest of the pictures from the same exact day 🙂

A wet Zeppelin. Jimmy looks downright pissed in the second one. These are really cool though. Thanks for everyone putting this thread together! I love getting all the back stories and seeing the full picture coming together.

WET ZEPPELIN

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The Beatles: George Harrison photobombs John L…

The Beatles: George Harrison photobombs John Lennon on the set of A Hard Dork’s Night, 1964

Aretha Franklin, “Rock Steady” on The Flip Wil…

Aretha Franklin, “Rock Steady” on The Flip Wilson Show, aired January 20, 1972. 

Released as a single in February 1971, peaking at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #2 on the Soul Singles chart, this Aretha-penned track gets a blazing new life just 4 days before the release of the astounding Young, Gifted and Black LP. Not only have you never heard this song like this before, you may never have heard Aretha like this before: pedal to the metal and soaring, even by her own elevated standards. 

It’s also inspiring to see the Queen of Soul, “Natural Woman” resplendent in natural hair and an African-inspired gown in this pivotal TV appearance, as detailed in Rickey Vincent’s Party Music: The Inside Story of the Black Panthers’ Band and How Black Power Transformed Soul Music. 

Aretha herself said, “I believe that the black revolution certainly forced me and the majority of black people to begin taking a second look at ourselves. It wasn’t that we were all ashamed of our ourselves, we merely started appreciating our natural selves…you know, falling in love with ourselves just as we are. We found that we had far more to be proud of.

“I must say that mine was a very personal evolution – an evolution of the me in myself. […] I know I’ve improved my overall look and sound, they’re much better. And I’ve gained a great deal of confidence in myself.” 

(More here, although note that Vincent is off on the date of this broadcast, which I verified here. A great read nonetheless.)

This is the sound of Aretha’s newfound confidence, my friends, with one of 1971′s greatest singles taken to new heights. “Rock steady, baby – that’s what I feel now. Let’s call this song exactly what it is!” 

TURN IT UP!

Tonight on our latest episode of “Jimbert &amp…

Tonight on our latest episode of “Jimbert & The Unfortunate Pornstache” (1972) 

Janis in Toronto, June 28, 1970

Janis in Toronto, June 28, 1970

Heart: Nancy and Ann Wilson above Central Park

Heart: Nancy and Ann Wilson above Central Park

Iggy Pop at the New York punk mecca Max’s Kans…

Iggy Pop at the New York punk mecca Max’s Kansas City, by Leee Black Childers.