sounds of '71

music recorded, released and on the charts in 1971, classic rock's classic year ...and related stuff ...and unrelated stuff
Keith Richards, The Rolling Stones at The Marquee Club, March 26, 1971, to debut Brown Sugar. Photo by Dominique Tarlé.

Keith Richards, The Rolling Stones at The Marquee Club, March 26, 1971, to debut Brown Sugar. Photo by Dominique Tarlé.

1 day ago on July 23rd | J | 122 notes
Michael Jackson with The Jackson 5, Amsterdam. Photo by Gijsbert Hanekroot.

Michael Jackson with The Jackson 5, Amsterdam. Photo by Gijsbert Hanekroot.

1 day ago on July 23rd | J | 99 notes
Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin, 1971, touring to support Led Zeppelin IV

Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin, 1971, touring to support Led Zeppelin IV

1 day ago on July 23rd | J | 190 notes
Iggy Pop, Detroit 1973. Photo by Robert Matheu

Iggy Pop, Detroit 1973. Photo by Robert Matheu

1 day ago on July 23rd | J | 162 notes
Melody Maker, The Giants of 1971: John Lennon, Rod Stewart, Marc Bolan, Keith Emerson. Top right, an announcement for the Concert for Bangladesh album, recorded August 1, 1971.

Melody Maker, The Giants of 1971: John Lennon, Rod Stewart, Marc Bolan, Keith Emerson. Top right, an announcement for the Concert for Bangladesh album, recorded August 1, 1971.

1 day ago on July 23rd | J | 19 notes
sirpeter64:

David with an ear ring!

David with THE ear ring! Photo by Mick Rock

sirpeter64:

David with an ear ring!

David with THE ear ring! Photo by Mick Rock

1 day ago on July 23rd | J | 66 notes
Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones, The Seventies

Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones, The Seventies

1 day ago on July 23rd | J | 82 notes
The photo of John Lennon "dead" came about because the photographers (Stephen Goldblatt and Don McCullin) kept shouting out "do something spontaneous" or "do something different" (or words to that effect) every couple of minutes. That shot was taken at the back of Paul's home in West London. All the best. Peter.


Thanks so much for the note!

(Here’s the photo Peter is talking about btw.)

Your note inspired me to research this some more. It turns out that Don McCullin is the photographer that Paul first invited, and Don published a book of previously unseen (but since scanned and tumblr’d) photos called A Day In The Life of The Beatles that Paul wrote the intro for. Eventually, though, there were 6 photographers along for the day — Don, Stephen, Tom Murray, Donald Fitzgibbon,  and Beatles associates Tony Bramwell and Mal Evans. Great details about the festivities at The Beatles Bible.

Tom Murray is the one who took that photo linked above, as well as this one below. I find it a little less eerie because everyone is laughing. It’s still a little eerie that there were actually even more photos with John lying down and the others standing over him.

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2 days ago on July 23rd | J | 19 notes
Peter Gabriel, Genesis

Peter Gabriel, Genesis

2 days ago on July 23rd | J | 63 notes
The Golden God in black and white

The Golden God in black and white

2 days ago on July 23rd | J | 70 notes
The Fabulous Story

The Fabulous Story

2 days ago on July 22nd | J | 244 notes
fuckyeahmercury:

Queen, 1974.

Queen bluescreen, I think for this performance of “Killer Queen” on the Dutch TV show, Toppop. Take a look, see what you think. 

fuckyeahmercury:

Queen, 1974.

Queen bluescreen, I think for this performance of “Killer Queen” on the Dutch TV show, Toppop. Take a look, see what you think. 

2 days ago on July 22nd | J | 432 notes
sydbarrett420:

Pink Floyd

PINK floyd

sydbarrett420:

Pink Floyd

PINK floyd

2 days ago on July 22nd | J | 126 notes
Joey Ramone, LAUGHING

Joey Ramone, LAUGHING

2 days ago on July 22nd | J | 75 notes
Mick Jagger, Mick Taylor, The Rolling Stones, by Robert Matheu. (Check Mick T’s tank top with the 1971 tongue logo)

Mick Jagger, Mick Taylor, The Rolling Stones, by Robert Matheu. (Check Mick T’s tank top with the 1971 tongue logo)

2 days ago on July 22nd | J | 29 notes