The Archer photo of David Bowie (not included in this list for some reason) may be my favourite image ever
42 Classic Rock Photos from the 60s and 70s
In the 60′s and 70′s, without having the internet to research great bands and artists, you rarely got the chance to “see” them the way you can now. So every photo that got put onto an album cover, or in a magazine article, was precious. The rock photographers of the 60′s and 70′s were all you had to bring your favorite performers closer, and so their images were precious. Photographers like Bob Gruen, Mick Rock, Robert Altman, Jim Marshall, Henry Diltz, Annie Leibowitz, Neal Preston, Janette Beckman, Baron Wolman, Barry Wentzell, and so many others were names you may not have known back then, helped to capture and communicate the light, the life and the legacy of all the great performers. Here are just a few– 42 in fact– of their images.
1. Bruce Springsteen by Michael Putland 2. Freddie Mercury and Brian May by Mick Rock 3. Deborah Harry by Jenny Lens 4. Levon Helm and Rick Denko by Baron Wolman 5.Beatles by Terry O’Neill 6. Pete Townshend by Annie Leibovitz 7. Faces by Barrie Wentzell 8. Neil Young by Joel Bernstein 9. Peter Frampton by Jim Marshall 10. Sex Pistols by Bob Gruen 11. The Band by Elliott Landy 12. Tina Turner by Kerstin Rodgers 13. John Fogerty by Baron Wolman 14. Elton John by Bob Gruen 15. Bob Dylan by Joel Bernstein 16. Paul Weller and Pete Townshend by Janette Beckman 17. Jimi Hendrix by Jim Marshall 18. David Bowie by Neal Preston 19. Pink Floyd by Baron Wolman 20. Johnny Cash by Jim Marshall 21. Rod Stewart by Ian Dickson 22. Johnny Cash by Jim Marshall 23. Jeff Beck by Joe Sia 24. JD Souther and Jackson Browne by Henry Diltz 25. Grateful Dead by Baron Wolman 26.James Brown by Barrie Wentzell 27. Robert Plant by Neal Preston 28. Dee Dee Ramone by Janette Beckman 29. Janis Joplin 30. Jim Morrison by Ken Regan 31. Carlos Santana by Jim Marshall 32. Bo Diddly by Robert Altman 33. John Lennon by Bob Gruen 34. Mick Jagger by Gered Mankowitz 35. Jefferson Airplane by Henry Diltz 36. Aerosmith by Bob Gruen 37. Elvis Costello by Ian Dickson 38. Jerry Lee Lewis by Ethan Russell 39. Cream by Pattie Boyd 40.Lou Reed by Lynn Goldsmith 41. Patti Smith by Frank Stefanko 42. Stooges by Mick Rock
debby harry, faces, frampton, fogerty, CASH, iggy pop, tie between James Brown and Dee Dee, bo diddly, aerosmith, lou reed, and the bottom 2 are a tie.
Ronnie B. says there's no more rock photography- somewhere Black Earl is tying a noose. Pepper check on him for me will ya?
Those brief peeks behind the curtain of rock stardom were so precious back then, this is a very cool piece, thanks!
@Docintoxicated Way to narrow it down
@BadNewsJeff Now its more like Rock Camera Phone pics and selfies