Category: 1971 album

Jerry Garcia and David Crosby, 1971, at Grace Slick & Paul Kantner’s house to record Crosby’s solo album, If Only I Could Remember My Name. Photo by Henry Diltz. 

Jim Morrison, at work on 1971′s L.A. Woman

The Who, Who’s Next 8-track, August 14, 1971.

David Bowie’s all-knowing Sphinx, 1971, by Brian Ward (featuring Brian’s costume and salamander ring)

(btw, you’ll frequently see this photo mistakenly attributed to 1969, because one of its first high-profile web postings was a scan from a Ryko CD reissue booklet for Bowie’s ‘69 self-titled LP, aka Space Oddity…but no. 1971 all the way, baby, as per my source for THIS scan, Entire shoot also thoroughly documented in Kevin Cann’s marvelous book, David Bowie: Any Day Now: The London Years 1947-1974.)


Janis Joplin cover shoot for her album Pearl in Hollywood, 1970.

Photos by Barry Feinstein

Not many things look happier than Happy Janis

Carole King at her Laurel Canyon home, January 27,1971, for the cover of Tapestry, by Jim McCrary

Paul McCartney recording 1971′s RAM, by Linda McCartney

Jim Morrison at work on 1971′s LA Woman, by Edmund Teske, via

Jim Morrison, sessions for The Doors’ LA Woman, released April 19, 1971. Photo by Frank Lisciandro.

Neil Young joins Led Zeppelin at their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 1995 for a 9-minute jam on 1971′s “When The Levee Breaks” from Led Zeppelin IV

Things get so out of control that even Robert picks up a guitar to squall! Along the way, a nifty little insertion of Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth”! A messy, unholy racket, in a good way. LOL

CRYIN’ WON’T HELP YOU, PRAYIN’ WON’T DO YOU NO GOOD. Seriously y’all, turn this tf UP.

That’s Michael Lee on drums, btw. Following runs with The Cult, Echo & The Bunnymen, and Thin Lizzy, he’d played with Robert solo, then with Page & Plant, hence being part of the festivities this particular evening….