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Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra photographed…

Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra photographed by Richard Avedon for Guys and Dolls (1955)

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

twixnmix: Pam Grier and Freddie Prinze at th…

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Pam Grier and Freddie Prinze at the 1975 NAACP Image Awards

Pam Grier: “We spent a lot of time talking about our dreams, where we had come from, and where we wanted to go. Freddie was Puerto Rican and Hungarian, and he turned to me to be one of his mentors in his life. I took the job willingly, entranced with his romanticism and his passion for life. I loved that Freddie constantly told me how beautiful I was, asked me questions, and actually listened to the answers. He may have been chronologically younger than I was, but he often showed a maturity beyond his years. When we finally became lovers, we were truly in love, deeply affectionate, and eager to support each other any way we could.”.

In her book, Pam details how Freddie was persistent in trying to get her pregnant but she didn’t want to bring a child into the world with him being unstable. He suffered from depression and as his drug abuse worsened she broke up with him.

(Excerpt from Foxy: My Life in Three Acts)

Led Zeppelin photographed by Dick Barnatt …

Led Zeppelin photographed by Dick Barnatt

in London, December 1968. 

Madonna photographed by Alberto Tolot, 1986….

Madonna photographed by Alberto Tolot, 1986.

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.

Joe Jackson with his sons (1971)

Joe Jackson with his sons (1971)

twixnmix: Jean-Michel Basquiat and Rammellzee …

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Jean-Michel Basquiat and Rammellzee

on Santa Monica Blvd after exiting Maxfields in Los Angeles, 1982. 

Photos by Stephen Torton