Author: 1971: Classic Rock's Classic Year

Jimi in London, by Eric Hayes

Jimi in London, by Eric Hayes

Neil Young joins Joni Mitchell for “Furry Sing…

Neil Young joins Joni Mitchell for “Furry Sings the Blues” at The Band’s Last Waltz, San Francisco 1976, by Ed Perlstein, via cnn.

Bianca Jagger Polaroid, by Andy Warhol, via Va…

Bianca Jagger Polaroid, by Andy Warhol, via Vanity Fair. (My edit)

The caption there dates this as 1971, but I’m thinking more like 1975. That’s when he spoke to her for Interview magazine, resulting in this priceless exchange:

JAGGER: Andy, who is for you the most typical … the image of Romanticism … the most Romantic girl … for you … of the 20th Century?

WARHOL: Ah, you.

JAGGER: Really? No, no … without saying  … anything … to be nice.

WARHOL: No, you.

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majortomzin:David Bowie. From his first visit …

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David Bowie.

From his first visit to Japan, April 1973, by

Midori Natsukawa. More photos and her story from attending 4 of David’s 5 concerts in Japan, here.

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Ike Tuner and the guys back up Tina Tuner and the girls for an amazing performance of “ Proud Mary”.

So much musical dopeness in the 70s. How I wish I could have been there!

This is the shit!  Here’s the full performance.  I dare you to get your lazy ass up and dance along w these women.  You won’t make it.  And then try it w heels.  Badass ladies.

Lou Reed, Pervert your sense of decorum.

Lou Reed, Pervert your sense of decorum.

crystallineknowledge: “It comes incredibly ea…

crystallineknowledge:

“It comes incredibly easy; it’s not work to me. I love writing songs more than anything in the world. I love sitting at my piano with a glass of wine and the lights kind of low and some incense and an idea. There’s nothing I’d rather do. It’s what I do.“ 

— Stevie Nicks, Kerrang Magazine – November, 1981

Bob Dylan, San Francisco 1979, by Baron Wolman

Bob Dylan, San Francisco 1979, by Baron Wolman

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