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Iggy Pop in dog collar and evening gloves, 197…

Iggy Pop in dog collar and evening gloves, 1970,  by Frank Pettis

soundsof71: Grace Barnett Wing I first poste…

soundsof71:

Grace Barnett Wing

I first posted this amazing photo in 2014, and since then, I’ve seen it mislabeled every which way, including being attributed to Woodstock (uhm, no), or Jefferson Airplane (no). What can I say? I was feeling poetic at the time, and since I  was feeling like this picture got to the heart of something uniquely GRACE, I went with her birth name for my caption, rather than my typical detail-oriented approach.

So here’s the rest of the story: this is Grace Slick with Jefferson STARSHIP, performing a free show on May 30 1975, in Marx Meadows (not Speedway Meadows or Hellman Meadows or Lindley Meadows, all of which I’ve also seen; details here) at Golden Gate Park. This was just before the release of Red Octopus less than two weeks later, by far the best album of any Jefferson-anything incarnation, and to this day, the best-selling as well.

I do still feel like this is the most GRACE of photos of her, so I was delighted to see it pop up her on her official Twitter feed last year, with this classically Grace quote: “I mean, brassieres and stuff, if you don’t want to wear one, just take it off.”

I still don’t know who took this amazing photo, though, so if anyone knows,  ping me, and I’ll add that as well.

Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin. THAT CHOKER THO

Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin. THAT CHOKER THO

Ann & Nancy Wilson, Heart: blue eyeshadow …

Ann & Nancy Wilson, Heart: blue eyeshadow playing for keeps

David Gilmour, Pink Floyd, September 23, 1971 …

David Gilmour, Pink Floyd, September 23, 1971 in Copenhagen, Denmark by Jorgen Angel. 

Ann & Nancy Wilson, Heart, LA 1976

Ann & Nancy Wilson, Heart, LA 1976

Ann & Nancy Wilson, Heart

Ann & Nancy Wilson, Heart

Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek, Frankfurt 1968,…

Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek, Frankfurt 1968, by Michael Montfort

David Gilmour, Pink Floyd

David Gilmour, Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd, Relics. Released May 14, 1971 (UK)…

Pink Floyd, Relics. Released May 14, 1971 (UK) and July 15, 1971 (US)