Category: 1970s music

twixnmix: Sonny and Cher photographed by Marti…

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Sonny and Cher photographed by Martin Mills at home in Beverly Hills, 1971.

R.I.P.  Phyllis Hyman (July 6, 1949 – June 30…

R.I.P. 

Phyllis Hyman (July 6, 1949 – June 30, 1995)

twixnmix: Sepia magazine covers from the 1970s

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Sepia magazine covers from the 1970s

Sly & The Family Stone on the TV show &lsq…

Sly & The Family Stone on the TV show ‘The Midnight Special’ 

Ike and Tina Turner in their dressing room, 19…

Ike and Tina Turner in their dressing room, 1971. 

Photos by Tom Copi

Joe Jackson with his sons (1971)

Joe Jackson with his sons (1971)

Ike and Tina Turner performing in 1971.(Phot…

Ike and Tina Turner performing in 1971.

(Photos

by David Redfern) 

Phyllis Hyman

Phyllis Hyman

twixnmix: Aretha Franklin with her father, B…

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Aretha Franklin with her father,

Bishop C.L. Franklin (1915 – 1984), and her sister, fellow singer

Erma Franklin

(1938 – 2002) in New York, 1971. 

C.L. Franklin served as the pastor of New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit from 1946 to 1979. The church was a commonplace for orgies which Ray Charles described as a “sex circus.” In 1940, while married to his daughter’s mother, Barbara Siggers, C.L. Franklin fathered a daughter named Carl Ellan Kelley (née Jennings) by Mildred Jennings, a 12-year-old girl in his New Salem Baptist Church congregation. Aretha also became pregnant at the age of just 12 in 1954. She gave birth to a baby boy she named Clarence Franklin, after her dad on January 28, 1955. Rumors swirled that her own father was the father of her first child but it was Donald Burk, a guy she knew from school. At the age of 14 on January 22, 1957, Aretha had a second child named Edward Franklin after his father Edward Jordan. In 1979, C.L. was shot during an attempted robbery. He remained in a coma until his death in 1984.

Erma, the oldest of C.L. Franklin’s six children died of throat cancer in 2002.  

(Photos by Anthony Barboza)

Carly Simon portrait session on March 15, …

Carly Simon portrait session on March 15, 1971 in London, England. (Photos by Ed Caraeff)

These images were used for the promotion of ‘No Secrets’, Simon’s third studio album, released in 1972. The album was Simon’s commercial breakthrough. It spent five weeks at #1 on the Billboard Pop albums chart and quickly went Gold, as did its leadoff single, “You’re So Vain”, which remained at #1 on the Billboard Pop singles chart for three weeks, and #1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart for two weeks. 25 years after its initial release, the album was officially certified Platinum by the RIAA on December 12, 1997.