Category: woodstock

Jimi Hendrix, some new angles on Woodstock, vi…

Jimi Hendrix, some new angles on Woodstock, via forestdweller

Bob Dylan, outtake from the cover shoot for Br…

Bob Dylan, outtake from the cover shoot for Bringing It All Back Home, 1965, by Daniel Kramer. 

“This is one of the shots I’ve been sitting on for 50 years. It has never been seen before. I wanted the shot to express the fact that Bob Dylan was about to change. He’s not the guy in the leather jacket any more. Now, he’s the guy in the dark sport blazer wearing nice cufflinks. There’s no guitar in the shot because I saw him not as any one kind of performer but as a prince of music. I had been in the sessions for the album, so I knew now who he was musically. 

The photo was shot in Albert Grossman’s house. The room was the original kitchen of this house that’s a couple hundred years old. The fireplace is big enough to cook in. The divan, which was multicolored, was a gift from Mary Travers, of Peter Paul and Mary, to Albert and his wife, Sally, for their wedding. Bob contributed to the picture the magazines he was reading and albums he was listening to. Bob wanted Sally to be in the photo because, well, look at her! She chose the red outfit.”

Janis at Woodstock, by Don Aters via a marvelo…

Janis at Woodstock, by Don Aters via a marvelous profile of his work at moonmamarocks

John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival a…

John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival at Woodstock, via woodstock.com. (Top one is definitely by Rowland Scherman, not sure about the bottom.)

CCR were easily the most popular band in the US at that time, but a pileup of the annoying coincidences and missed connections that always plagued this band kept them out of the movie and off the two soundtrack album releases. Not many photos of ‘em there, either!

Jimi Hendrix, Miami Pop Festival, May 18, 1968…

Jimi Hendrix, Miami Pop Festival, May 18, 1968, his first as a headliner, by Ken Davidoff. The organizer was Michael Lang, who invited Jimi to his next festival as well: Woodstock.

Jimi at Woodstock, by Barry Z. Levine, via leg…

Jimi at Woodstock, by Barry Z. Levine, via legendary-guitars

Jimi Hendrix, Woodstock Polaroids

Jimi Hendrix, Woodstock Polaroids

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Janis Joplin at Woodstock (barefoot!), by Henr…

Janis Joplin at Woodstock (barefoot!), by Henry Diltz

Joe Cocker at Woodstock, by Elliott Landy, via…

Joe Cocker at Woodstock, by Elliott Landy, via theredlist