Category: henry diltz

Jimi Hendrix at the Hollywood Bowl, by Henry Diltz

Cass Elliot: Cleopatra in Palm Springs, by Henry Diltz. I found this at Henry’s Facebook page, where, of all the hundreds of iconic photos he’s famous for, and hundreds more you’ll fall in love with as you explore his work, THIS is his poster image.  

“Gary Burden and I took Cass out to the Palms Springs desert in a limo to take this picture for an album cover. It never got used for the cover, but it was a billboard on Sunset Strip. The oud in the picture was bought for me in Egypt by my father, however, it was a designer oud and couldn’t actually be tuned. Bummer for me, but good for the picture.”

Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, July 30, 1971, Madison Square Garden, New York City, by Henry Diltz.

Debbie Harry, 1977, by Henry Diltz

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, by Henry Diltz. (Or, Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Neil Young & Graham Nash.)

Janis Joplin at Woodstock (barefoot!), by Henry Diltz

Jerry Garcia and David Crosby, 1971, at Grace Slick & Paul Kantner’s house to record Crosby’s solo album, If Only I Could Remember My Name. Photo by Henry Diltz. 

Joni Mitchell, kinda glam, 1974, by Henry Diltz

Neil Young in Buffalo Springfield, 1967, by Henry Diltz

The Doors, LA 1969, by Henry Diltz. 

“This is the original Hard Rock Cafe in Downtown, LA. It opened in the 30’s. After the Morrison Hotel album photo shoot, Jim wanted to get a drink, so Henry and The Doors headed for Skid Row where there were plenty of bars, including this one. A picture of this bar was on the back of their album, which led to a phone call from London asking to use the name for a new cafe: ‘The Hard Rock Cafe.’”