Category: 1971

justseventeen:

justseventeen:

Jule 1971. ‘Get into things: skirt it, pant it, make it, buy it, love and now and later’

van-cortlandt: Jethro Tull, 1971

van-cortlandt:

Jethro Tull, 1971

electripipedream:

electripipedream:

Mike Strouth, The Moment of Truth, 1971

Ringo as Larry The Dwarf, dressed as Frank Zap…

Ringo as Larry The Dwarf, dressed as Frank Zappa, in 1971′s 200 Motels, my edit of MGM’s publicity still via imdb

Dialog from the film to sort of explain it:

Rance Muhammitz : I’m sure the people at home would be interested to know why such a large force as you is all dressed up like Frank Zappa. Tell us Larry, whats the deal?

Larry The Dwarf : He made me do it, Dave. He’s such a creep.

Patti Smith, 1971, my edit of original Andy Wa…

Patti Smith, 1971, my edit of original Andy Warhol Polaroid via interview.

Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, 1971, via Dr. Jo…

Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, 1971, via Dr. John’s Facebook page.

The Doctor guested on a couple of Aretha’s 1971 singles, notably playing percussion on “Rock Steady” (released in February; I wrote about that here), and playing keyboards on Aretha’s cover of “Spanish Harlem”, a July 1971 single that became the opening track of Aretha’s Greatest Hits, released that September. It

spent three weeks at #1 on the US soul charts and two weeks at #2 on the Pop chart on the way to selling over 1 million copies.

(btw, the b-side referenced here, “Lean On Me”, isn’t a cover of the song that Bill Withers hadn’t written yet, of course, but rather the 1970 Vivian Reed original, a fantastic track, one of Aretha’s most powerful performances – but no Dr. John means that I’ll save it for another day.)

George Harrison’s demo for Ringo’s 1971 hit “I…

George Harrison’s demo for Ringo’s 1971 hit “It Don’t Come Easy”

Ringo co-wrote the song with George, who also produced this, added background vocals, and played bass and the wonderful guitar that’s so integral to this song’s success.

It’s quite ragged, but this version is AWESOME. There are no horns, and with fewer layers of overdubs, you can really hear backup vocals. George’s guitar is also truly sweet in this version – easily the equal of anything he played on All Things Must Pass. There’s even a bonus “Hare Krishna” chant in the middle!

Play this NOW, thank me later.

Robert Plant at “Electric Magic,” November 197…

Robert Plant at “Electric Magic,” November 1971, days after the release of Led Zeppelin IV, by Fin Costello.

Pete Townshend, The Who. Wearing, appropriatel…

Pete Townshend, The Who. Wearing, appropriately, a jump suit. Miami 1971, by Larry Singer.

The Doors, “Love Her Madly,” March 1971, the m…

The Doors, “Love Her Madly,” March 1971, the month before its appearance on LA Woman. (German release)