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Janis Joplin cover shoot for her album Pearl in Hollywood, 1970.

Photos by Barry Feinstein


Janis Joplin performing

at Anderson Theater in New York City

on February 17, 1968.

Photos by Elliott Landy 


The Jimi Hendrix Experience photographed in Hamburg, Germany. March 1967. 

Jean-Michel Basquiat photographed by Louis Jammes in Paris, 1988.  

Jimi Hendrix at the Schiller Hotel in Amsterdam after his performance at the Hippy Happy Festival in 1967.   

Photos by Rob Bosboom


Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love photographed by Dora Handel, 1992. 


The Jimi Hendrix Experience photographed by Charles Sanders, 1967.

Jimi Hendrix photographed by Gered Mankowitz at Mason Yard Studio in London, 1967.


Jimi Hendrix performing at the Fifth Dimension Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan

on August 15, 1967.

Photos by Tom Copi


Jimi Hendrix playing at an Atlantic Records release party

with Wilson Pickett,

King Curtis, Percy Sledge,

Cornell Dupree and

Esther Phillips at the Prelude Club in Harlem on May 5, 1966.

Before forming his own band Jimi worked with various R&B acts such as the Isley Brothers, King Curtis and Ike and Tina Turner. Tina Turner has denied that Jimi was in her band; Ike Turner claimed Jimi was in his band and that he owned a guitar played by Jimi. Jimi confirmed that he did play with Ike and Tina Turner in a few interviews including one with

Gus Gossert at the Winterland Arena in 1968 when he was asked if he started in San Francisco. 

Jimi: “No, I started all over the place… I came out here before. Yeah. I played here at the Fillmore with Ike and Tina and Little Richard about 4 or 5 years ago”

Also, the liner notes of the 1967 UK Track Records LP pressing of “Are You Experienced” mentioned that Jimi played with Ike

and Tina “on the west coast”.