Category: music

Jerry Lee Lewis kisses his new wife, Myra Ga…

Jerry Lee Lewis kisses his new wife,

Myra Gale Brown, accompanied by his sister Jean as they arrive at Idlewild Airport in New York City on May 28, 1958. 

Earlier in London, Myra, who was 13 years old and Lewis’s third cousin, revealed their secret marriage. Lewis married Myra before his divorce from his second wife was final. Many of Lewis’s engagements in Great Britain were canceled as a result of the scandal.

Madonna video shoot for “Like A Virgin” in Ven…

Madonna video shoot for “Like A Virgin” in Venice, July 1984. 

(Photos by Larry Williams)  

twixnmix: Ike and Tina Turner photographed by…

twixnmix:

Ike and Tina Turner photographed by Jack Robinson in New York on November 25, 1969.

Dr. Dre, Michel’le and Eazy-E photographed b…

Dr. Dre, Michel’le and Eazy-E photographed by

Al Pereira in New York, 1989. 

El DeBarge poses for a portrait session on Jan…

El DeBarge poses for a portrait session on January 31, 1984

January 25, 1967: The Rolling Stones appear …

January 25, 1967: The Rolling Stones appear on BBC TV’s Top of the Pops

(Photos by David Redfern)

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

Janet Jackson photographed by Jean-Paul Goud…

Janet Jackson photographed by Jean-Paul Goude for V Magazine, 2007.   

John Lennon and Yoko Ono donating their hair…

John Lennon and Yoko Ono

donating their hair to

Michael X on the roof of Black House in Holloway Road, London on February 4, 1970 

London-based activist Michael X, reached out to John and Yoko after they made headlines for paying fines incurred by anti-apartheid activists who interrupted a rugby match between Scotland and South Africa. Inspired by the gesture, Michael asked John and Yoko to support the Black House, a home for disadvantaged youth in London. Having recently cut off their hair, they offered to exchange it for a pair of Muhammad Ali’s boxing shorts The hair was intended to be auctioned off to support the Black House and the shorts being sold to raise money for John and Yoko’s peace campaign. 

John and Yoko’s donation didn’t seem to have much impact. The Beatles Bible notes that there was never any proof that they put their own proceeds toward the peace campaign, and the Black House closed before the end of 1970, later burning down “in mysterious circumstances.”

Michael X, was later arrested for extortion following the Black House’s destruction (John Lennon paid his bail) and ultimately fleeing to his native Trinidad, where he started a commune that also burned in 1972. Investigators discovered corpses buried in shallow graves on the site, and he was hanged in 1975.

twixnmix: 19-year-old Prince photographed by …

twixnmix:

19-year-old Prince photographed by Robert Whitman, 1977.