Friday, October 30, 2009

Mike Bloomfield

There's not much live footage of this seminal 1960s rock-blues guitarist. Here's "Messin' With the Kid", which looks like it was filmed using a 16mm camera aimed right at the TV!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Terry Reid

Supposedly Terry Reid was Jimmy Page's first choice for vocalist in Led Zepplin.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Zal Yanovsky

Lead guitarist for the Lovin' Spoonful, he was the spark-plug for the band as evidenced in this clip from "The Big TNT Show" (1966).

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

John Coltrane

I'm not a huge jazz fan, but I can listen to Miles Davis or John Coltrane anytime. Coltrane had a crack band when he performed "My Favorite Things" in 1961.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Tim Buckley

There's plenty of good clips of Tim Buckley on YouTube, like this version of Fred Neil's "Dolphins", but I'd never seen this one of him performing "Pleasant Street" before.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Smokey Robinson

One of the greatest songwriters on the 1960s and '70s, he was also an incredibly soulful singer.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Jim Morrison

An out-take from the "Morrison Hotel" cover shoot, 1969.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Gillian Welch

One of the finest singer-songwriters in America.
"My First Lover" and "I Wanna Sing That Rock and Roll" with her perfect foil, David Rawlings.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

This picture is probably from the '50s. She not only sang amazing gospel, but she could really rock the guitar. Take a look at "Up Above My Head" for proof.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

David Bowie

From 1975. I can't quite read the label on the guitar. Hagstrom maybe?

Here he is playing it on "The Midnight Special" in '75:

Friday, October 16, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Who

From 1967. Looks like Keith walked into a door...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Son House

Backstage, Newport Folk Festival, 1964.

Onstage, undated photo.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Columbus Day Special

Two pictures today:

Frank Sinatra with Dean Martin.

Nancy Sinatra.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Stanley Brothers

Ca. 1964. Ralph on banjo, Carter on guitar.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Musical People

Pictures of people who make music.
Unknown street musician, Macon, Georgia - 1973