60 Incredible Photographs of Rock Stars Taken by Bob Gruen in the 1970s and 1980s

For 40 years, Bob Gruen’s name has been synonymous with rock and roll. From taking early photos on tour with Ike and Tina Turner, to capturing the early CBGB/Max’s Kansas City scene to covering current stadium rockers such as Green Day, Gruen has always been at the right place at the right time—and he’s alwaysContinue reading “60 Incredible Photographs of Rock Stars Taken by Bob Gruen in the 1970s and 1980s”

21 Candid Photographs of Freddie Mercury’s Final Public Appearance at the 1990 Brit Awards

It was the final official public appearance from Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, at the 11th Brit Awards, held on February 18, 1990 at Earls Court, London. Privately, the other members of Queen were aware that their enigmatic bandmate and friend was gravely ill, but this was not public knowledge at the time. Rumors about Mercury’sContinue reading “21 Candid Photographs of Freddie Mercury’s Final Public Appearance at the 1990 Brit Awards”

23 Vintage Photos of Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention in the 1960s and 1970s

The Mothers of Invention were an American rock band from California. Formed in 1964, their work is marked by the use of sonic experimentation, innovative album art, and elaborate live shows. Originally an R&B band called the Soul Giants, the band’s first lineup included Ray Collins, David Coronado, Ray Hunt, Roy Estrada and Jimmy CarlContinue reading “23 Vintage Photos of Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention in the 1960s and 1970s”

Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen: 26 Vintage Photographs of the Punk’s Most Famous Couple in the Late 1970s

On Oct. 12, 1978, the body of 20-year-old Nancy Spungen was found in a room at New York’s famous Chelsea Hotel. She and her boyfriend, Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious, had been living in Room 100 for about a month and a half when Vicious called the front desk, saying that something had happened toContinue reading “Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen: 26 Vintage Photographs of the Punk’s Most Famous Couple in the Late 1970s”

42 Stunning Black & White Photographs of Tina Turner on Stage From Between the 1960s and 1980s

Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock; November 26, 1939) is an American-born Swiss singer, songwriter and actress. Widely referred to as the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll”, she rose to prominence as the lead singer of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue before launching a successful career as a solo performer. Turner began her careerContinue reading “42 Stunning Black & White Photographs of Tina Turner on Stage From Between the 1960s and 1980s”

25 Vintage Photos Showing Beatlemania in Los Angeles From 1964 to 1966

The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960, whose best-known line-up comprised John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They are regarded as the most influential band of all time[1] and were integral to the development of 1960s counterculture and popular music’s recognition as an art form. Rooted inContinue reading “25 Vintage Photos Showing Beatlemania in Los Angeles From 1964 to 1966”

68 Amazing Photos of David Bowie during the 1960s & 1970s

David Robert Jones OAL (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer-songwriter and actor. A leading figure in the music industry, Bowie is regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. He was acclaimed by critics and musicians, particularly for his innovative workContinue reading “68 Amazing Photos of David Bowie during the 1960s & 1970s”

21 Amazing Vintage Photos of Rock Stars Wearing Short Shorts

In 2015, a study that “examined 1980s heavy metal groupies, musicians, and fans at middle age” found they were “significantly happier in their youth and better adjusted currently than either middle-aged or current college-age youth comparison groups.” What was the difference between then and now? Short shorts, of course! Shorts can be a divisive topicContinue reading “21 Amazing Vintage Photos of Rock Stars Wearing Short Shorts”

43 Vintage Photos of Swedish Dance Bands From the 1970s

Dansband (“dance band”) is a Swedish term for a band that plays dansbandsmusik (“dance band music”). Dansbandsmusik is often danced to in pairs. The terms dansband and dansbandsmusik were coined around 1970, when Swedish popular music developed a signature style. The genre developed primarily in Sweden, but has spread to neighbouring countries Norway, Denmark andContinue reading “43 Vintage Photos of Swedish Dance Bands From the 1970s”