Category: pirate shirt

The Who’s Roger Daltrey on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, aired September 17, 1967


Except for the pirate shirt, it’s like he’s a 30s gangster and there’s a giant machine gun in his guitar case

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.”

Queen: Freddie Mercury and Brian May in Chicago, January 28, 1977, via

Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones, London’s Lyceum Ballroom, by C. Maher

Neil Young, puffy shirt and patched jeans, 1970, by Barrie Wentzell

Brian May, fluffy glam angel man, Ph.D., via

Keith Richards’ first act of piracy: raiding Anita Pallenberg’s closet. “I steal women’s clothes. Charlie Watts got really pissed at me a few years ago. There was some page in Vogue, and I was a fashion icon. I was actually wearing Anita’s clothes. And Charlie, who spends half his time on Savile Row, said, ‘You, a fashion icon.’ […] I said to Charlie, ‘Look at that picture in Vogue and you’ll see the buttons are on the wrong side of the shirt. All I did was put on Anita’s clothes.”

Pete Townshend, The Who, backstage at the Saville Theatre, London, 1967, by Chris Walter.


Bob Dylan, Atlanta 1974, by Steve Morley

Puffy shirt!