Category: soul

‘Tony with Body Mask‘, Tony Ward photographed by Herb Ritts, 1985


Janis Joplin performing

at Anderson Theater in New York City

on February 17, 1968.

Photos by Elliott Landy 


Marvin Gaye photographed by Ed Caraeff in Van Nuys, California on March 28, 1976.

Ed Caraeff: Marvin was one of a very few I photographed that I was in awe of meeting. I was a big fan. He was not in a good mood, going thru a divorce, obligated to release an album by his father in law’s (Berry Gordy)

record company. Motown hired me to “replicate a place in Jamaica that Marvin had just returned from.” The photographs were never published. The cover used on “Here, My Dear,” is a funky b & w illustration.

[Correction: Berry Gordy was his brother in law, Marvin was married to his sister Anna Gordy]

(via Athleisure Mag)


Ike and Tina Turner on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1970.

(Photos by Glen Craig)  

Betty Davis photographed by

Gilles Petard, 1975.

Ike and Tina Turner during welcoming celebrations for the “Soul to Soul” concert in Ghana, March 1971.

On March 6, 1971 some of the biggest Soul, R&B, Jazz and Gospel acts of the day played a 14 hour concert in Accra, Ghana, celebrating its 14th anniversary of independence. Performers included Wilson Pickett, Ike & Tina Turner, Santana, Roberta Flack, Les McCann, The Staple Singers, Willie Bobo and Eddie Harris. This was captured on film and subsequently released as Soul to Soul; a documentary of the concert intercut with footage of the performers rediscovering their roots and heritage.

Betty Davis photographed by Fin Costello, 1976.

Chaka Khan in Hollywood, circa 1975.

Happy 59th Birthday to Sade