Category: my edit

Ringo as Larry The Dwarf, dressed as Frank Zap…

Ringo as Larry The Dwarf, dressed as Frank Zappa, in 1971′s 200 Motels, my edit of MGM’s publicity still via imdb

Dialog from the film to sort of explain it:

Rance Muhammitz : I’m sure the people at home would be interested to know why such a large force as you is all dressed up like Frank Zappa. Tell us Larry, whats the deal?

Larry The Dwarf : He made me do it, Dave. He’s such a creep.

Jim Morrison, Miami 1970, by Sam Feinsilver

Jim Morrison, Miami 1970, by Sam Feinsilver

Patti Smith, 1971, my edit of original Andy Wa…

Patti Smith, 1971, my edit of original Andy Warhol Polaroid via interview.

Queen rocking News of the World, via wlrn.org

Queen rocking News of the World, via wlrn.org

Led Zeppelin: Robert Plant, The VERY Golden Go…

Led Zeppelin: Robert Plant, The VERY Golden God

Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, 1971, via Dr. Jo…

Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, 1971, via Dr. John’s Facebook page.

The Doctor guested on a couple of Aretha’s 1971 singles, notably playing percussion on “Rock Steady” (released in February; I wrote about that here), and playing keyboards on Aretha’s cover of “Spanish Harlem”, a July 1971 single that became the opening track of Aretha’s Greatest Hits, released that September. It

spent three weeks at #1 on the US soul charts and two weeks at #2 on the Pop chart on the way to selling over 1 million copies.

(btw, the b-side referenced here, “Lean On Me”, isn’t a cover of the song that Bill Withers hadn’t written yet, of course, but rather the 1970 Vivian Reed original, a fantastic track, one of Aretha’s most powerful performances – but no Dr. John means that I’ll save it for another day.)

Grace Slick and Janis Joplin, by Jim Marshall,…

Grace Slick and Janis Joplin, by Jim Marshall, via guitarplayer

Robert Plant at “Electric Magic,” November 197…

Robert Plant at “Electric Magic,” November 1971, days after the release of Led Zeppelin IV, by Fin Costello.

Aretha Franklin, my edit of original by Hank P…

Aretha Franklin, my edit of original by Hank Parker via cbsnews

David Gilmour, 1978. THOSE LIPS

David Gilmour, 1978. THOSE LIPS