Category: 70s music

Chaka Khan circa 1975

Chaka Khan circa 1975

David Bowie with Cher on her variety show in…

David Bowie with Cher on her variety show in November 1975, shortly after reaching number one in the US charts for the first time with “Fame.”

David Bowie photographed by Steve Schapiro, …

David Bowie photographed by Steve Schapiro, 1974.

Marsha Hunt and her daughter Karis photographe…

Marsha Hunt and her daughter Karis photographed by Jack Kay on March 23, 1971.

In November 1970, Marsha Hunt gave birth to Mick Jagger’s first child and her only child, Karis. Marsha says they planned to have the baby and the Rolling Stones song “Brown Sugar” is allegedly about her. In 1973 Marsha filed a paternity suit  in London against Mick. He denied the charge but Marsha said he agreed out of court to set up a trust fund for Karis and pay $17 a week until she reached 21. In 1978,

Marsha

filed another paternity suit, this time in Los Angeles asking for $580 a week and for him to publicly claim their daughter. At the time Hunt was unemployed and on welfare. In 1979,

Marsha

won the paternity suit saying she wanted “only to be able to say to my daughter, when she’s 21, that I didn’t allow her father to neglect his responsibilities.”

Michael Jackson and Lola Falana at the 4th Ann…

Michael Jackson and Lola Falana at the 4th Annual American Music Awards were held on January 31, 1977.

Betty Davis photographed by Fin Costello, Fe…

Betty Davis photographed by Fin Costello, February 1976.

twixnmix: Chaka Khan, frontwoman of the funk …

twixnmix:

Chaka Khan, frontwoman of the funk band Rufus photographed by

Len DeLessio in her New York City hotel room, 1975.

Ike and Tina Turner photographed by Peter Smet…

Ike and Tina Turner photographed by Peter Smetana, circa 1974.

Donna Summer performing in Boston, Massachuset…

Donna Summer performing in Boston, Massachusetts on October 31, 1978. 

Photos by Waring Abbott

David Bowie photographed by Steve Schapiro, …

David Bowie photographed by Steve Schapiro, 1975.