John Lennon with Paul McCartney holding The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan album…
“As John Lennon once said in discussing The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, which reached the Beatles in their Paris hotel fully a year after its release,” I think it was the first time I ever heard Dylan at all… And for the rest of our three weeks in Paris, we didn’t stop playing it.”
“I Want To Hold Your Hand had shot to No 1 in the American chart selling 10,000 copies an hour in New York alone. ”
George V Hotel, Paris, France
Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones with Bringing It All Back Home, poolside at The Manger Town And Country Motor Lodge in Savannah, Georgia.
“Few were closer to the Rolling Stones during their transformation into the world’s greatest rock n’ roll band than Bob Bonis, the tour manager for their U.S. tours between 1964 and 1966. While on the road with the Stones, Bonis snapped some 2,700 photographs of the band.”
Marion, Larry, and Bob Bonis. The Lost Rolling Stones Photographs: The Bob Bonis Archive, 1964-1966. New York: It Books, 2010. 9780061960796
Photograph courtesy of Bob Bonis.
Olympia, Paris, backstage.
George Harrison reading Bob Dylan : Dont look back (1968)
Photograph courtesy of Baron Wolman.
“Steve Martin—long before his hair turned gray—circa 1970. Martin had been a staff writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour which had been canceled by CBS the year before.”
At Home, Huey P. Newton listens to Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited, after he was released from jail. Berkeley, 1970.
“Sometimes I think this whole world/ Is one big prison yard/ Some of us are prisoners/ The rest of us are guards.”
Photograph courtesy of Stephen Shames.
Fake Went To See the Gypsy Photograph
(1972 in Las Vegas, faked in 2010?)
Photograph by Ray Stevenson.
Hermione Farthingale, David Bowie, Tony Visconti and John Hutchinson.
David Bowie and Feathers at Trident Studios, London, Britain – 1969
In other places listed as:
“David Bowie waiting to record Ching-A-Ling, 27th November 1968.”
Bowie is holding a very early copy of Time Out magazine with Bob Dylan on the cover.
The girl to the left of the picture is Hermione Dennis (Farthingale), She met David Bowie in 1968 during the shooting of The Pistol Shot and the two of them danced a minuet with a group of other dancers led by Lindsay Kemp. Later David accompanied Hermione to Sheperd Bush’s tube station: and David’s first real relationship began.
Italian singer Massimo Ranieri (Giovanni Calone) reading the book ‘La parola giusta al momento giusto’, lying on the sofa in front of a poster depicting Bob Dylan at home. Rome, 1970.
Earth Water Fire Air Bob Dylan
Publisher: Exoterica (San Francisco) distributed by Wespac W12
Printer: Orbit Graphic Arts
Material: Thick Stock Paper
Size: 79 X 59 cm
It is an interesting poster.
It is a sort of faux-Tibetan in style, not bad for the time. But bizarre as Bob Dylan took no interest in Buddhism or things Tibetan, no easy feat in the 1960s and with Allen Ginsberg dancing about.
The blue is especially prone to fading if the poster has had a lot of sun. New the colouring would have been the same on all of these posters. Blacklight posters are printed with inks which fluoresce under an ultraviolet black light. The inks used contain phosphors which cause them to glow when exposed to ultraviolet light emitted from black lights.
The poster was printed using four transparent plastic (acetate) sheets used for four-color printing (black, blue, red, yellow). When aligned atop each other, the four sheets form the image of the colour poster.
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