Category: vintage

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.

Louise Brooks portrait session circa 1927

Louise Brooks portrait session circa 1927

twixnmix: Ike and Tina Turner photographed by…

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

Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford photograph…

Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford photographed by Nickolas Muray for Vanity Fair (December 1922) 

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

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

Al Pereira in New York, 1989. 

twixnmix:Joey Arias and Klaus Nomi photograp…

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Joey Arias and

Klaus Nomi photographed by Michael Halsband, 1980.

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)

twixnmix: Jean-Michel Basquiat photographed b…

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Jean-Michel Basquiat photographed by Gianfranco Gorgoni, 1982.

twixnmix: 19-year-old Prince photographed by …

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

twixnmix: Prince as the opening act for Rick J…

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Prince as the opening act for Rick James’ Fire It Up Tour, 1980.

Rick recounts the first time he saw Prince In his autobiography The Confessions of Rick James: Memoirs of a Super Freak : “The first time I saw Prince and his band I felt sorry for him. Here’s this little dude wearing hi-heels, playing this New Wave Rock & Roll, not moving or anything on stage, just standing there wearing this trench coat. Then at the end of his set he’d take off his trench coat and he’d be wearing little girl’s bloomers. I just died. The guys in the audience just booed the poor thing to death.”

Other accounts suggest Prince made a point in upstaging James. Either way, tensions were running high throughout the tour. Backstage shenanigans of stealing instruments, physical confrontation and general intolerance were served cold by each artist. Long after parting ways, Prince and James never resolved their resentment and remained touchy when comparisons were drawn between them.

However when Rick James died in 2004 Prince did show his respect by playing an acoustic piano medley of Rick James songs during his show.