Category: afro

The Jimi Hendrix Experience tuning up for the Dutch TV show Hoepla, by Nico Van der Stam

Jimi Hendrix at TTG Studios in N. Hollywood, October 21, 1968, by Chuck Boyd, via rollingstone

Sly Stone, in Sly & The Family Stone’s sole appearance on Soul Train, recorded May 1974

Jimi Hendrix in the studio, October 1967, by Bruce Fleming

The Jimi Hendrix Experience, not yet very experienced



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. 🤘🏽❤️

The most colorful thing in this picture is Jimi’s smile

Jimi Hendrix at the Felt Forum, NYC 1968, by Walter Iooss Jr

24 year old Jimi Hendrix, 1967, by 22 year old Mike Berkofsky on his second assignment. Amazing story of this long-lost photo here.

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.)