Category: ethan russell

The Rolling Stones wanna hold your hand (or each other’s anyway), 1969, by Ethan Russell

Linda Ronstadt for Hasten Down the Wind, 1976, by Ethan Russell. Her third million-selling album in a row, the first woman to ever do that.

She’d later extend the streak to 6 in a row, and 11 out of 12.

Brian Jones, The Rolling Stones, from sessions for Through A Glass Darkly by Ethan Russell, via his twitter

The Rolling Stones wanna hold your hand (or each other’s anyway), 1969, by Ethan Russell

Mick Jagger (and the sax and hands of Bobby Keys) on the 1972 North American tour (aka Stones Touring Party), by Ethan Russell

The Who: Keith Moon, from an unused cover shoot for 1971′s Who’s Next, by Ethan Russell. (Although not used for the album cover, many shots from this session were used for ads for the album and the “Won’t Get Fooled Again” single.)

Paul & Linda, John & Yoko, and Ringo, at Tittenhurst for what turned out to be The Beatles’ final photo session. 

he Who, 1971: Who’s Next cover shoot with Keith Moon, by Ethan Russell. Keith in lingerie was obviously abandoned for the cover, but was featured prominently in advertising.

doobiebrothers:

Who’s Next outtake.

by Ethan Russell, in which the truth is revealed: our boys couldn’t “go” on command. 

Heading into The Who’s May 7, 1971 gig in Sunderland, says Ethan, “Pete Townshend’s driving scared me so much, I laid down in the back seat. I was freaked out. On the way home, Pete was driving fast again. I saw those concrete things and didn’t know what they were. He slowed down at a roundabout and asked if I had any ideas; I told him about those shapes. Pete turned around and we stepped out into this moonscape.“

Pete needed to relieve himself, which gave Ethan his idea for the cover as we have it today. When the other three couldn’t deliver, Ethan poured out some rainwater from an empty film canister. 

The colorless, overcast skies on location in Easington Colliery were replaced by Ethan with skies from another photo in the darkroom, and the next day, we wound up with this:

Linda Ronstadt for Hasten Down the Wind, 1976, by Ethan Russell. Her third million-selling album in a row, the first woman to ever do that.

She’d later extend the streak to 6 in a row, and 11 out of 12.