Mr. Johnny Cash the “Man In Black” had a famous bad boy outlaw image. With song like “Folsom Prison Blues”an his live concerts “At Folsom Prison” and “At San Quentin” it would lead you to believe he was a hardened criminal, yet Cash never served a prison sentence.
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I’ve always liked Alanis Morrisette and she recently put this really cool photo up on her Facebook Page for Throwback Thursday. With the caption “#tbt the smile on the cover of supposed former infatuation junkie. #thankU”
The Beastie Boys classic third studio album “Check Your Head” was released on April 21, 1992, by Capitol Records. The photo used for the cover showed Ad-Rock, Mike-D & MCA sitting on an inconspicuous street curb with their instrument in tow giving fans a clue on the musical direction of the album.
In 1971, in order to escape the acrimony of The Beatles breakup and the hostility of the London press Yoko Ono suggested to John Lennon that they permanently move to New York. Lennon and Ono did just that and left England for New York on August 31, 1971. Little did Lennon know that he would never return to his homeland.
If I was able to morph into an 80’s Pop Superhero I would be riding Prince’s “Purple Rain” motorcycle, wearing Michael Jackson’s white glove and I’d be dressed in George Michael’s jeans, boots, aviator shades & leather jacket get from the “Faith” video.
One of my favorite Led Zeppelin era photos of Robert Plant is the famous “Golden God” photo showing Plant in 1975 looking down from the Continental Hyatt balcony to a large billboard on Sunset Boulevard advertising the Led Zeppelin album “Physical Graffiti.”
This cool photo of Elvis Presley has made the rounds for years as an Elvis mugshot. The infamous photo was taken on November 17, 1970 in Denver Colorado where Elvis was in town collecting an honorary Police badge.
Beginning in 2009, Mick Jones of The Clash displayed his collection of personal memorabilia in the form of a pop-up Rock & Roll Public Library. Jones had performed a few classic Clash songs in an impromptu performance at the library a few years earlier on August 22, 2009.
One of the most important scenes in the N.W.A. Straight Outta Compton movie happens a few years after the group had broken. After years of legal wrangling, trash talk, verbal & physical threats Ice Cube and Eazy-E have a chance meeting and run into each other at the same night club in New York City.
Check out the infamous Prince mugshot from his temporary arrest in Jackson, Mississippi on March 29, 1980. Prince and keyboardist Dr. Fink were detained for stealing a megaphone from an airplane.