Category: awesome beards

George Harrison at a Paris press conference for All Things Must Pass, 1970, by Turkish photographer Gok in Sipahio Lu (frequently credited simply as Sipahio)

Robert Plant at Newcastle’s Mayfair Ballroom, March 18, 1971, the 8th show of the “Back to the Clubs” tour, my edit of original via robertplantdoesitbetter


Japan, 1971. From the Shinko Music Archives (via World of Zeppelin on IG)

George among the flowers

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.



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. 🤘🏽❤️

Ringo Starr and Freddie Mercury, via queenphotos

Jim Morrison, Miami 1970, by Sam Feinsilver



Led Zeppelin in Milan, July 5, 1971: Hammer of the Slobs (except Jimmy of course)

They all cleaned up a bit by the time we next saw them in Montreux, starting August  7, 1971, including Robert shaving his beard. This is kind of adorable in its own way, though – the early 70s were tough on all of us! – and watching them grow into their godhood was among the great pleasures of the coming few years.