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awww i wanna dance with you georgie 🥰

And from A Hard Day’s Night, George singing “I’m Happy Just To Dance With You”!

(A Lennon-McCartney tune, btw. George hadn’t yet started writing, but would for Help!)

Bob Dylan, 1963, by Jim Marshall, via sfae. “This photo was taken one Sunday morning when Bob Dylan, his girlfriend Suze Rotolo, and his friends Dave Van Ronk and Terri Van Ronk all were going to breakfast in Greenwich Village, New York.”

Kate Bush, cowgirl packing heat! Copenhagen, April 26, 1979, by Jorgen Angel. “It was a fantastic show. Half concert, half theatre – great for a photographer. We had no idea it would be her only tour. I am happy to have witnessed it. What a performer!”

Bob Dylan, outtake from the cover shoot for Bringing It All Back Home, 1965, by Daniel Kramer. 

“This is one of the shots I’ve been sitting on for 50 years. It has never been seen before. I wanted the shot to express the fact that Bob Dylan was about to change. He’s not the guy in the leather jacket any more. Now, he’s the guy in the dark sport blazer wearing nice cufflinks. There’s no guitar in the shot because I saw him not as any one kind of performer but as a prince of music. I had been in the sessions for the album, so I knew now who he was musically. 

The photo was shot in Albert Grossman’s house. The room was the original kitchen of this house that’s a couple hundred years old. The fireplace is big enough to cook in. The divan, which was multicolored, was a gift from Mary Travers, of Peter Paul and Mary, to Albert and his wife, Sally, for their wedding. Bob contributed to the picture the magazines he was reading and albums he was listening to. Bob wanted Sally to be in the photo because, well, look at her! She chose the red outfit.”


I’m in awe of McCartney. He’s about the only one that I’m in awe of. He can do it all. And he’s never let up. He’s got the gift for melody, he’s got the gift for rhythm, he can play any instrument. He can scream and shout as good as anyone, and he can sing a ballad as good as anyone. And his melodies are effortless, that’s what you have to be in awe of…. he’s just so damn effortless. I just wish he’d quit (laughs). Everything that comes out of his mouth is just framed in melody.  —  Bob Dylan

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.”


« That’s Roger on the grass, being a hippy, playing a twelve-string guitar. He probably still has that guitar, because he’s more of a collector of guitars than I am. Roger has a lot of guitars. There he is, in his flowery shirt and frayed jeans. » Brian May (Queen in 3D)


Debbie Harry

“When Debbie gave me access to her private photos this is one of the first images I was blown away by. A Polaroid of her in the woods, so private and candid, so natural and seductive. I knew it had to be one of the first images of the book” ~ Rob Roth, Creative Director of Debbie’s Face It

Paul McCartney and John Lennon, December 17, 1961, by Albert Marrion, via beatlesource.

Albert Marrion recalls “This photo session was done for [Brian] Epstein as a friendly gesture against the wishes of my partner… I took about thirty photographs…but discarded all but sixteen negatives because many showed Lennon and McCartney acting up and spoiling the pose. No doubt, those negatives should have been kept, looking back.”

Wow. Just wow.

Time winds one way. Forward. So now, be cool, just love. ~ Bob Dylan (Bob’s marriage advice: wait.)