Prince the shutterbug.
“Funk is the opposite of magic,” Prince said. “Funk is about rules.” The photo above (and the caption from it here) is from a phenomenal profile in The New Yorker that you need to read NOW.
The Book of Prince: Prince had grand plans for his autobiography, but only a few months to live.
One more pic from the article, this by Alan Beaulieu:
Iggy Pop by Mick Rock in London, 1972, and Patti Smith in New York, 1976 (my edits of sources here and here)
Freddie Mercury on The Game tour, 1980, via queenphotos
Freddie by the Bay: Oakland, December 16, 1978 by Ed Perlstein, via queenpoland
Queen: Freddie Mercury and Brian May in Chicago, January 28, 1977, via queenlive.ca
Mick Ronson in bed with Les Paul
Because Peter Gabriel in a sequined shirtless tuxedo unitard, that’s why. Pacific Northwest Theatre, Seattle, 1973, by John Brott
Freddie Mercury’s shorts leave me feeling oddly patriotic. (Photo by Gary Merrin)