The precursor to he 1980’s “Hair Bands” and 1970’s “Glam Rock” were huge bands like Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones & Aerosmith basically wearing women’s clothing. Case in point, check out some of these tops worn by our rock idols…
June 4, 1975 The Rolling Stones played at the Convention Center in San Antonio Texas and took the opportunity to take these photos at The Alamo. Mick Jagger has the British Union Jack draped around him while Ronnie Wood holds the Texas state flag and Keith Richards displays the Confederate flag.
The album covers for Mötley Crüe first two albums “Too Fast For Love” (1981) and “Shout At The Devil” (1983) are nearly exact copies of album covers by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.
Check out these awesome photos of Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page, Paul McCartney and Jim Morrison having some fun in the sun. The Jim Morrison photo is awesome!!!
Chevy Metal is a “Dirt Rock” cover band that consists of Foo Fighters, Taylor Hawkins (drums) and Chris Shiflett (guitar) along with Wiley Hodgden (bass). On April 14, 2012, Chevy Metal played a private fund raising gig at Dave Grohl’s daughters school, where Chevy Metal was joined on stage by Grohl and Joan Jett for a cover of “I Love Rock N’ Roll”.
David Bowie and Lou Reed kissing??? According to Bowie this was not a kiss, in 1993 he said, “This was at the Cafe Royal in London after the final Ziggy gig at Hammersmith. Lou Reed and Mick Jagger, who’s behind us, came down. I’m not actually kissing him.
Here’s a strange photo of Mick Jagger showing his drummer Charlie Watts some love…Who knew Mick was into old men???
Andy Warhol took random Polaroid photos of Actors, Athletes, Celebrities and Musicians from 1970 to 1987. The musicians he took Polaroids of included John Lennon, Debbie Harry, Dolly Parton, Ric Ocasek and my favorite is a collection of several Mick Jagger shots taken in 1975.
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”…
In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s many pretty cool looking Rock N’ Roll pinball machines made it to the local arcades. Check out some of these flyers for the pinball machines I found at The Arcade Flyer Archive.