Author Archive

Shoot First – Harry Benson  //

The night before last I saw the documentary film, Shoot First, about the life and times of the great photographer Harry Benson. I laughed and I cried as I watched our times flash before me in the film, beautifully narrated by a group of individuals including journalist Carl Bernstein, sports photographer & filmmaker Neil Leifer […]

Rare David Bowie Stage Suit at Sotheby’s  //

Artist Carlotta Hester got a chance to try on David Bowie’s gold leather jacket that he wore on the Glass Spider Tour in 1987. That jacket, along with gold leather pants and belt, as well as a gold shirt, comprise the very rare signed stage suit being offered December 10th in Sotheby’s New York Rock […]

Fidel Castro 1926-2016  //

Fidel Castro, New York, 1959. © Osvaldo Salas. Absolut Revolution, 2002. © Liudmila and Nelson. It has been an honor to have exhibited the photographs of Osvaldo and Roberto Salas, Liudmila and Nelson, Korda and Figueroa and other Cuban photographers at Govinda Gallery.

Junior Marvin’s Wailers Bob Marley Tribute  //

Bob Marley, Soul Rebel, Hope Road, 1976. © David Burnett. Tomorrow night, Saturday, November 19th, Junior Marvin will be performing his Bob Marley Tribute at Hamilton Live in Washington, DC. Junior’s tribute is the best there is honoring Bob Marley and his musical legacy. Junior performed and recorded with Marley and was by his side […]

Leon Russell 1942-2016  //

Leon Russell, 1970. © Barrie Wentzell. Leon Russell truly was an extraordinarily soulful musical artist. A brilliant keyboard player, songwriter, arranger, performer and more. He was a dear friend of George Harrison, an outstanding hippie, and he wrote one of the greatest love songs of our time, A Song for You. I love Leon Russell […]

Herman Leonard’s Brilliant Jazz Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery  //

I just went to see Herman Leonard’s exhibition of jazz photographs at the National Portrait Gallery. It was a stunning exhibition and the panels of text accompanying each photograph are illuminating. Among the images in the exhibition were portraits of Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald, Art Tatum, Thelonious Monk, Sarah Vaughan, Chet Baker, Quincy Jones, Stan […]

Tom Hayden R.I.P…’SHOTS’  //

Chicago 7 members hold a press conference immediately after being charged with contempt during their conspiracy trial. Tom Hayden is on the far right. Chicago, IL, April 8, 1969. © David Fenton. I heard the news Tuesday about activist, civil rights worker, author and California State Senator Tom Hayden passing on. It was an honor […]

Mick Rock…’Long Live Rock’!  //

Lou Reed, London, 1972. © Mick Rock. I was delighted to see Mick Rock’s brilliant photo of Lou Reed on the cover of the November issue of Mojo magazine. That photo of Lou was used for the cover of his groundbreaking album, Transformer. It was also one of the featured large-format photographs in the traveling […]

Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature 2016  //

Bob Dylan at his typewriter, Greenwich Village, New York City, 1964. © Ted Russell. Congratulations, Bob!

Green Day, Howard Stern, Donovan and The Malibooz  //

Jon Pareles in The New York Times today wrote a review of Green Day’s new album, ‘Revolution Radio.’ In the review, he wrote that “Green Day’s music stays loyal to punk-rock’s defiant gusto…” Howard Stern did an amazing hour and a half interview with the band on his morning show yesterday and Green Day performed […]

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