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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 […]

Bob Marley, David Burnett and George Harrison in 1976…Forty Years Ago  //

The September issue of Mojo magazine has a cover story on Bob Marley in 1976, that features David Burnett’s photographs of the reggae superstar. It’s a compelling story as it describes the assassination attempt on Marley on December 3, 1976 at Marley’s home in Kingston, Jamaica. Burnett had photographed Marley at his home just a […]

Bruce Springsteen, Frank Stefanko, and Annie Leibovitz  //

Today is the publication date for Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography, Born to Run. I was so pleased to see Bruce chose Frank Stefanko‘s wonderful photo, taken of him in Haddonfield, NJ during the winter of 1978, for the cover of his book. Govinda Gallery presented that photo in Frank Stefanko’s first exhibition, Days of Hope and […]

Sunshine Superman, Carnegie Hall, Jimmy Kimmel, John Lennon and Sappho  //

If you haven’t had a chance to see Donovan’s beautiful Sapphograph exhibition at Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, you still have time to do so. The exhibition’s last day is on Friday, October 21st. A wonderful overview of Donovan’s remarkable works on paper, including the 12-foot long “Sappho’s Song,” was written by […]

Andy Warhol, Nick Rhodes, and Mr. Chow’s  //

Yesterday The New York Times published a feature story on Michael Chow and his enduring Mr. Chow’s Restaurants. The story included a photo of Andy Warhol at Mr. Chow’s in 1985 with Nick Rhodes and Tina Chow at the East 57th Street location. I enjoyed a few meals with Andy Warhol at Mr. Chow’s, including […]

Gaelic Football Hero Tómas Ó Sé, The White Heat, and Bob Dylan  //

I recently met the dynamic Irish football star, Tómas Ó Sé. Tómas played 17 years for Ireland’s greatest sports dynasty, Kerry, and during that time won five All-Ireland Championships. Eddie O’Donnell introduced me to Tómas on a gorgeous, sunny day in County Kerry. Tómas was terrific company and graciously showed us around the westernmost part […]

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