Category: paris

Mick Jagger, Paris 1971, by Jean-Marie Périer 

Mick Jagger, Paris 1971, by Jean-Marie Périer 

soundsof71: Joe Strummer, The Clash. Because t…

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Joe Strummer, The Clash. Because there’s nothing more punk than running a marathon. From Smash Hits magazine, via

That London Marathon was in 1983, and by no means Joe’s first. In May 1982, he disappeared so completely that Clash management hired a private detective to find him – he’d hopped a boat to France to run the Paris Marathon! Story here

Even more stories of his marathon adventures here.

That he could drop everything and run a marathon on a moment’s notice suggests that Joe’s training was not at all in vain! 

Jimmy Page, Paris 1968, by Dominique Tarlé

Jimmy Page, Paris 1968, by Dominique Tarlé

Queen: Brian May on guitar, Freddie Mercury on…

Queen: Brian May on guitar, Freddie Mercury on air guitar. (June 1979, Paris, by Georges De Keerl)

David Bowie & Twiggy, from the cover shoot…

David Bowie & Twiggy, from the cover shoot for Bowie’s Pin Ups, 1973, by Justin de Villeneuve.

“[Twiggy and I] met Bowie a few times socially, and he mentioned that he wanted to be the first man on the cover of Vogue. I called them to suggest this, with Twiggy, of course, and after a bit of a hoo-ha, they agreed.

Bowie was working on Pin Ups in Paris, so we flew there to do the shoot. When Twigs and Bowie were together and lit up, I looked through the viewfinder and realised that David was pure white, whereas Twiggy was tanned from a holiday in Bermuda. There was a moment of panic because I knew it would look bizarre; but the makeup artist suggested drawing masks on them, and this worked out even better.

I remember distinctly that I’d got it with the first shot. It was too good to be true. 

When I showed Bowie the test Polaroids, he asked if he could use it for the Pin Ups record sleeve. I said: ‘I don’t think so, since this is for Vogue. How many albums do you think you will sell?’ ‘A million,’ he replied. ‘This is your next album cover!’ I said. When I got back to London and told Vogue, they never spoke to me again.”

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Jimi Hendrix at the Paris Olympia, October 9, …

Jimi Hendrix at the Paris Olympia, October 9, 1967, by Jean-Louis Rancurel

Mick Jagger turtleneck porn, Paris 1965. Photo…

Mick Jagger turtleneck porn, Paris 1965. Photo by Jean-Marie Périer.

Mick Jagger, Paris, January 1971, by Jean-Mari…

Mick Jagger, Paris, January 1971, by Jean-Marie Périer.

Mick Jagger, 1971, Paris, by Jean-Marie Périer…

Mick Jagger, 1971, Paris, by Jean-Marie Périer. Half-glam, half-wtf

Pink Floyd, Pompeii, October 4-7, 1971. Studio…

Pink Floyd, Pompeii, October 4-7, 1971. Studio portion (below): Paris, December 13-20, 1971