Photo by Jerome Ducrot for Seventeen, 1967
Candidly Jimi Hendrix
Japanese release of The Who’s single “Dogs/Circles”, 1968
“There was nothing in my life bigger than beer, excepting you little darling.” A playful nod to The Small Faces’ acid-spiked music hall mini-operas, both anchored and elevated by Keith Moon’s inimitable drumming. The Who have largely disavowed the track, but what the hell do THEY know? LOL
Jimi Hendrix – an amazing outfit even by Jimi’s standards
Twiggy photographed by Paul Popper, England, December 1966.
Pete Townshend, The Who, Monterey Pop 1967, by Elaine Mayes. “When the Who started smashing their instruments and releasing fog all over the stage the audience was incredulous. We had never seen smashing as aesthetics. It seemed wasteful and felt scary.”
Mick Jagger, by Bob Bonis
David Bowie: Ziggy Stardust in New York City, by Leee Black Childers.
Jimi Hendrix and Buddy Miles, Band of Gypsys
(I first came across this photo on the back cover of the 2002 release, Jimi Hendrix: The Baggy’s Rehearsal Sessions, a delightful official bootleg from Dagger Records, capturing 2 nights of warm-ups in December 1969 for the Band of Gypsys upcoming performances at Fillmore East. Light and loose, with Jimi tweaking arrangements and lyrics along the way, it’s an unguarded, unpolished insight into Jimi the performer, playing as much for his own pleasure as anything else. Highly recommended.)