Category: the 70s

Ringo Starr, Marc Bolan, promo for Ringo’s 197…

Ringo Starr, Marc Bolan, promo for Ringo’s 1972 T. Rex documentary, Born to Boogie.

Ringo and a kitty

Ringo and a kitty

George Harrison’s demo for Ringo’s 1971 hit “I…

George Harrison’s demo for Ringo’s 1971 hit “It Don’t Come Easy”

Ringo co-wrote the song with George, who also produced this, added background vocals, and played bass and the wonderful guitar that’s so integral to this song’s success.

It’s quite ragged, but this version is AWESOME. There are no horns, and with fewer layers of overdubs, you can really hear backup vocals. George’s guitar is also truly sweet in this version – easily the equal of anything he played on All Things Must Pass. There’s even a bonus “Hare Krishna” chant in the middle!

Play this NOW, thank me later.

Marc Bolan, T. Rex 1972, by Keith Morris

Marc Bolan, T. Rex 1972, by Keith Morris

Ringo in a bathtub with cowboy boots and a she…

Ringo in a bathtub with cowboy boots and a sheriff’s star on his vest. Sure. Why not? Photo by Nancy Lee Andrews.

Robert Plant at “Electric Magic,” November 197…

Robert Plant at “Electric Magic,” November 1971, days after the release of Led Zeppelin IV, by Fin Costello.

The Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger in his Ossie C…

The Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger in his Ossie Clark jumpsuit 

The Doors, “Love Her Madly,” March 1971, the m…

The Doors, “Love Her Madly,” March 1971, the month before its appearance on LA Woman. (German release) 

Glenn Frey, The Eagles, by Henry Diltz

Glenn Frey, The Eagles, by Henry Diltz

Jim Morrison, Paris, 1971. I love how many pic…

Jim Morrison, Paris, 1971. I love how many pictures from Paris there are of Jim smiling.