Category: the 70s

Take it from yer ol’ Uncle Lou: punk ain’t a c…

Take it from yer ol’ Uncle Lou: punk ain’t a costume. It’s character. Pastels will do just fine. (Steve Emberton photo)

The White Dragon & The Golden God! (Pontia…

The White Dragon & The Golden God! (Pontiac Silverdome, April 30, 1977, during “Achilles Last Stand”)

Brian May, Queen, wearing Zandra Rhodes, 1976

Brian May, Queen, wearing Zandra Rhodes, 1976

Freddie Mercury, Queen, from Queen guitarist B…

Freddie Mercury, Queen, from Queen guitarist Brian May’s personal collection.

Michael Jackson, 1971, by Henry Diltz

Michael Jackson, 1971, by Henry Diltz

Smilin’ Lou Reed at New York punk mecca Max’s …

Smilin’ Lou Reed at New York punk mecca Max’s Kansas City, 1970, by Leee Black Childers.

“Any society that allows people like Lou and m…

“Any society that allows people like Lou and me to become rampant is pretty well lost. We’re both pretty mixed-up, paranoid people, absolute walking messes. If we’re the spearhead of anything, we’re not necessarily the spearhead of anything good.” ~ David Bowie to assembled journalists here at London’s Dorchester Hotel, July 16, 1972, by Mick Rock. 

Photo source here; quote source here

Joan Jett, Cherie Currie: The Runaways

Joan Jett, Cherie Currie: The Runaways

Iggy Pop (with one toenail painted black), LA …

Iggy Pop (with one toenail painted black), LA 1973, by Leee Black Childers

Paul McCartney at home, 1971

Paul McCartney at home, 1971