Category: vintage

John Paul Jones at home,  1971, my edit of original via

Cherie Currie, The Runaways, 1976, by Chris Jackson

Olivia Newton-John in 1970′s “Toomorrow”, via 24femmespersecond.

“A group of students pay their way through school by forming a pop band called Toomorrow. Sonic vibrations from a special instrument called a ‘tonaliser’ cause an extraterrestrial to abduct the group, and have them entertain the Alphoid population.” Got it?

Daddy Lion in Mexico City, January 1994 by Fernando Aceves, my edit of original via rockarchive

The Rocky Horror Show – 1973

Freddie at Live Aid, by Phil Dent, my edit of original via ew.com

Lou Reed in a Lou Reed t-shirt at The Bottom Line, NYC, May 1978, by Sheri Lynn Behr, via

George Harrison, “Here Comes the Sun”, August 1, 1971

From the Concert for Bangladesh of course. You can see at the beginning how nervous George was! Not only his first solo performance, his first concert appearance at all since 1966, featuring his first performances of his own compositions ever – but here, also for the first time on stage, vulnerable and stripped down to an acoustic guitar. George’s little smile as the audience reaches out to him is priceless.

His duet partner, Badfinger’s Pete Ham, later revealed that they hadn’t even rehearsed! “George just wanted to keep it simple,” he said. After George told him the chord changes, Pete ducked into his hotel room to listen to the version on Abbey Road a couple of times, and that’s all there was time for! 

The result: magic. And beauty and joy and, yes, sun, sun, sun! Here it comes!

(Mi pequeña, está toda bien!)

(Note that by the time you come across this post, the video may have been taken down. It happens. Here’s the YouTube search for you to find another version. Worth the extra clicks!)

Freddie Mercury, Queen in London, October 1 1976, by Anwar Hussein

The Runaways in Japan