Led Zeppelin: Flowering Jimbert, Royal Albert Hall, June 29, 1969
From a review in New Musical Express:
In one way, they appear to be fighting each other for dominance, in another they become as one but in the final analysis they serve to haul each other onto greater and greater heights. Plant, with shoulder length blond curls, employs his voice as a fourth instrument. Page, a contrast with shoulder length black hair, evens the score by using his instrument as an extra voice. The result at low key is fascinating; at its high devastating.
Mick Jagger, Paris 1971, by Jean-Marie Périer
The Thin Black-and-White Duke: David Bowie on the Isolar II tour, 1977, by Philippe Auliac
Ringo in Miami Beach, February 15 1964 at the Deauville Hotel, rehearsing for the band’s second appearance on Ed Sullivan, via beatlelinks
Freddie Mercury by Mick Rock, 1974, my edit of original via freddiemqueen
Iggy Pop in dog collar and evening gloves, 1970, by Frank Pettis
Patti Smith at The Old
Boarding House, San Francisco, 1975, by Michael Zagaris.
‘I met Patti backstage and we hung out and talked as I took photos. Patti was trying on different hats and scarves, finally saying, ‘Do you think we’ve got it?’ I said, ‘We’ve got some nice images so far, but what I think they’re really looking for is a portrait.’ Patti walked into the bathroom and standing next to the toilet she asked, ‘How is this for a portrait?’’
Grace Barnett Wing
I first posted this amazing photo in 2014, and since then, I’ve seen it mislabeled every which way, including being attributed to Woodstock (uhm, no), or Jefferson Airplane (no). What can I say? I was feeling poetic at the time, and since I was feeling like this picture got to the heart of something uniquely GRACE, I went with her birth name for my caption, rather than my typical detail-oriented approach.
So here’s the rest of the story: this is Grace Slick with Jefferson STARSHIP, performing a free show on May 30 1975, in Marx Meadows (not Speedway Meadows or Hellman Meadows or Lindley Meadows, all of which I’ve also seen; details here) at Golden Gate Park. This was just before the release of Red Octopus less than two weeks later, by far the best album of any Jefferson-anything incarnation, and to this day, the best-selling as well.
I do still feel like this is the most GRACE of photos of her, so I was delighted to see it pop up her on her official Twitter feed last year, with this classically Grace quote: “I mean, brassieres and stuff, if you don’t want to wear one, just take it off.”
I still don’t know who took this amazing photo, though, so if anyone knows, ping me, and I’ll add that as well.
Golden God! Brian May, Portland OR, March 12, 1977, via queenlive.ca
Heart: Ann & Nancy Wilson, 1976