Category: music

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Nancy Wilson photographed by Bobby Holland, 1983.

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Jimi Hendrix, Michelle Phillips, and Cass Elliot photographed by Henry Diltz

backstage at the Hollywood Bowl, August 1967.

Jimi Hendrix opened for The Mamas and Papas. He returned as a headliner in 1968.

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Guitar legends

Ike Turner, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Scotty Moore and Joe Louis Walker at Central Park’s SummerStage in New York on July 26, 1997.

Murphy, famous as part of the Blues Brothers band, played in the Blue Flames with Turner in 1952, while Moore played with Elvis Presley’s group.

 

Joe Louis Walker: “He [Ike] was a great musician and musical visionary. We toured England, France, Germany and the USA culminating in our Central Park USA show, where we brought Scotty Moore and Matt Murphy. Learned quite a bit from them all. They were all originators and anyone playing roots style music owes them a debt of gratitude. Thank you.”

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Brother/sister R&B duo Inez & Charlie Foxx

Their 1963 song “Mockingbird” made the Top 10 on both the R&B and Pop charts. It was their most successful record selling over one million copies.

Bob Dylan with his girlfriend Suze Rotolo du…

Bob Dylan with his girlfriend Suze Rotolo during The Freewheelin’ cover shoot on

West 4th Street in New York City, February 1963.

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Michael Jackson photographed by Jim McCrary, 1979.

By the late 1970s, McCrary was photographing a wider range of younger artists, including ones he was not overly familiar with. One of those was Michael Jackson, whom he was tasked with shooting for the cover of his “Off the Wall” album. As the session was about to start, McCrary changed the channel on a nearby radio, even though the song playing was Jackson’s “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough.”

“Jim did not know Michael’s music and changed the radio station,” his niece Colleen Pollard, who was tasked with dancing with Jackson to loosen him up, told the LA Times. “I yelled, ‘No, that’s his song.’ The looks on Michael’s face and his manager’s were priceless.”

Jackson did not use any of the images and Pollard noted that this was one of the reasons McCrary left rock photography. “He said he just didn’t feel connected with the bands anymore,” she said.

(Source: Billboard)

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Ike and Tina Turner performing at the Honka Monka Club in

Queens, New York on July 8, 1970.

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Little Richard and Ike Turner at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland on April 2, 1998. 

Little Richard who was inducted into the Rock Hall in 1986, and Ike Turner in 1991, were longtime friends. Little Richard was used Ike’s piano intro on “Rocket 88″ for his song “Good Golly, Miss Molly.” Ike also said he had Little Richard in mind when he wrote songs for Tina Turner to sing. Little Richard wrote the introduction for Ike’s autobiography “Takin’ Back My Name” (1999) and

also spoke at his funeral in 2007. 

Little Richard: “When they first came to Los Angeles, I used to go over every day and Ike would be there with Tina and all of them. I remember when Tina couldn’t sing like she can today. Ike came and asked me to teach her. He asked me, ‘How would you sing this song?’ And when I sang, he would tell Tina, ‘Now that’s what I want you to do.’ But when she talks today she never mentions my name.”

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The Beastie Boys photographed by Deborah Feingold, 1987.

Vanity 6 and Morris Day in-store visit at …

Vanity 6 and Morris Day in-store visit at Turtle’s Records and Tapes in Atlanta, Georgia circa 1982.