Category: music

Blues musician Howlin’ Wolf poses for a …

Blues musician Howlin’ Wolf poses for a portrait session holding an Epiphone hollowbody electric guitar behind the Fillmore in July 1968 in San Francisco, California. 

Photos by Sandy Guy Schoenfeld

Ike and Tina Turner in their dressing room, 19…

Ike and Tina Turner in their dressing room, 1971. 

Photos by Tom Copi

David Bowie photographed by Michel Haddi for…

David Bowie photographed by Michel Haddi for Interview magazine, May 1993.

Led Zeppelin photographed by Dick Barnatt …

Led Zeppelin photographed by Dick Barnatt

in London, December 1968. 

Lil’ Kim photographed by Colin Bell, 1…

Lil’ Kim photographed by Colin Bell, 1998.

Marvin Gaye and his wife Anna Gordy (elder sis…

Marvin Gaye and his wife Anna Gordy (elder sister of Berry Gordy) pose for portraits in New York City,

June 1963.

Anna was a composer, songwriter and record executive. Born in 1922, she was 17 years older than Marvin, they married in 1963. She was the inspiration for his music like the song “Pride and Joy” and the album

“Here, My Dear.”In 1966, they had a son Marvin Gaye IIIAnna at 44, was unable to have children so she faked the pregnancy in public. In reality the biological mother was Anna’s 17-year-old niece Denise Gordy who conceived the child with 27-year-old Marvin. Anna and Marvin separated in 1972. Devastated, Gaye re-wrote the ballad “Just to Keep You Satisfied.” In 1975, Anna filed for divorce and it was finalized in 1977. In the divorce decree, he agreed to give her a portion of his royalties for his next album, “Here, My Dear.” Anna died in 2014, she was 92.

Pink Floyd photographed by Andrew Whittuck, 19…

Pink Floyd photographed by Andrew Whittuck, 1967.

TLC photographed by Ron Davis, 1999.

TLC photographed by Ron Davis, 1999.

Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg photographe…

Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg photographed by Patrick Bertrand, 1969.  

twixnmix: Madonna and Vanilla Ice photographed…

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Madonna and Vanilla Ice photographed by Steven Meisel for her SEX book (1992)

Vanilla Ice began dating Madonna in 1991 when he was 24, she was 33. He broke up with her in 1992 after she published her coffee-table book Sex, which featured intimate photographs of the pair and erotic images of Madonna with other men and women.

“Going out with Madonna was exciting,” he told The News of the World (via Digital Spy) in 2011. “She was older than me and a great lover. She’s still the oldest person I’ve ever been with, so it was an experience.”

“But I broke up with her after she printed that book because I was hurt to be an unwitting part of this slutty package. We were in a relationship, yet it looked like she was screwing all these other people.”

“I thought she was taking pictures and running round naked because she was like that. Then when the book came out I was so embarrassed and ashamed. It was a porno. She threw me in

threw me in like I was a product off a shelf, and I didn’t appreciate it.That was it and I ended it. She said she didn’t have sex with these men, but it looked like she was.”