Contact prints were used to produce proof sheets from entire rolls of 35 mm negative in order to aid in the selection of images for further enlargement, and for cataloging and identification purposes. Finding the contact sheets from legendary Rock N’ Roll photo shoots has now become my newest obsession.
I recently came across this really cool photo of Krist Novoselic on stage playing a pink “Hello Kitty” guitar. After doing a bit of research on the guitar I found out it is a “Hello Kitty Stratocaster” by Squier (Fender).
Jimi Hendrix always seemed to me like a really down to earth super nice guy. Here’s a photo of Hendrix signing autographs for some fans in 1968…
Axis: Bold as Love, the second studio album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience was released in December of 1967. The record label chose an Indian based painting of the band for the cover because at the time, “All Things Indian” was the fad of the music world
On February 18, 1969, The Jimi Hendrix Experience played a concert at The Royal Albert Hall in London, England. Here’s a cool photo of the band during soundcheck that day.
This photo of Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix playing soccer backstage has been making the rounds for years. I admit when I first saw it I was impressed, until common sense kicked in and I realized that Hendrix died in 1970 and this photo was taken later in Marley’s career.
It’s Memorial Day weekend over here in the United States of America so I decided to do a post on three most notably musicians that have served in the US Military. Salute To All The Soldiers Who Have Served In The United States Military.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience album “Electric Ladyland” featured and album cover full of topless women. Hendrix and the band were not included in the “Electric Ladyland” photo but Hendrix, Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell all did pose for a rather cool topless photo session in Maui, Hawaii in October 1968.
Jimi Hendrix was once a member of the United States Army but he famously wore these British Military jackets during the height of his career. Hendrix purchased the jackets at this thrift store named “I Was Lord Kitchener’s Valet”…
Jimi Hendrix was obviously a Bob Dylan fan having recorded a total of four Dylan songs- Like A Rolling Stone, Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window, All Along the Watchtower and Drifters Escape. Hendrix was less a fan and more of a Dylan freak, so much he even put this Bob Dylan pin on one of his jackets.