Category: los angeles

Elton John and 55,000 of his closest friends a…

Elton John and 55,000 of his closest friends at Dodger Stadium, wearing a sequined Dodgers uniform designed by Bob Mackie, October 26, 1975. Photo by Terry O’Neill.

Joan Jett in LA, 1977

Joan Jett in LA, 1977

Led Zeppelin: Jimmy Page, Los Angeles 1972

Led Zeppelin: Jimmy Page, Los Angeles 1972

Jimmy Page at the Forum, 1972, by Jeffrey Maye…

Jimmy Page at the Forum, 1972, by Jeffrey Mayer, my edit of original at cnn

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he’s actually the most beautiful man on this planet

David Bowie and me (I wish), Los Angeles 1974,…

David Bowie and me (I wish), Los Angeles 1974, by Terry O’Neill. Spectacular new scan courtesy Mouche Gallery, where you’ll find many of Terry’s most iconic photos looking better than you’ve ever seen them before. Check ‘em out!

Sandy West and Lita Ford in Los Angeles, Septe…

Sandy West and Lita Ford in Los Angeles, September 1976. 

It’s easy to forget how VERY young they were sometimes! This was the same month that Lita turned 18, so she might still be 17 here, as Sandy definitely is. Girls, yes, but Queens of Noise!

PS. We rightly talk about Joan Jett first when we talk about The Runaways, and forever shall, but these two are the virtuosos, imo. Lita is still one of the finest shredders on any stage, and Sandy’s influence is still being heard in every drummer of every gender on the glam-metal-punk continuum.

PPS. The dude in stripes to the left of Sandy that we see part of is Rick Derringer of “Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo” fame, and on right, the legendary purveyor of new sounds and general debauchery, Rodney Bingenheimer.

Freddie Mercury, Los Angeles 1982, via moviepo…

Freddie Mercury, Los Angeles 1982, via movieposters

Jimmy Page at The Forum, 1973, by James Fortun…

Jimmy Page at The Forum, 1973, by James Fortune, via rockartshow

Led Zeppelin: Jimmy Page, 1975 at the Forum, l…

Led Zeppelin: Jimmy Page, 1975 at the Forum, looking a bit of a golden god himself