Spine-Tingling Photos Found In Pop Culture History
Written by Lyra Radford
The groovy era is full of eye-bulging, belly laughing, and awe inspiring moments. Wild rock star antics, old school special effects, and the birth of Saturday Night Live bringing us the best sketch comedy in existence, what’s not to love? Collected here are images that remind us of the pioneering artists who not only contributed to pop culture in their heyday, but also built the foundation on which modern entertainment artists stand on today.
I am Mr. Roarke, your host. Welcome to Fantasy Island 1977-84.
Pictured here are Mr. Roarke, played by Ricardo Montalbán and Tattoo (played by Hervé Villechaize) of Fantasy Island. Tattoo would hustle to the bell tower shouting his iconic line: "De plane! De plane!" to announce the arrival of a new guests for each episode. Mr. Roarke, was the island’s man of mystery and intrigue (who only seems to have one name). He would grant the island’s guests all their fantasies... for a price. The Fantasy Island television series was created by Gene Levitt and originally aired on ABC from 1977 to 1984 and then was revived for a 1998–99 season.
Model and rock muse Jerry Hall partying in Paris in sheer, black lace. (1976)
Jerry Hall was a model throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s and she began having an affair with Mick Jagger in 1977 while he was married to Bianca Jagger. They ended up becoming common-law spouses and then had an unofficial wedding ceremony in 1990. The couple had four children together before once again, Jagger proved he couldn’t settle down. There were far too many models in the world and he had to go and impregnate another one by the name of Luciana Morad. The song “Miss You” was written for Hall.
Skin I'm In - Sly Stone dressed to impress on Soul Train in 1974.
Here’s Sly Stone dressed to impress on Soul Train back in 1974. Sly Stone is a musician and record producer, most famous for his days as front man for Sly and the Family Stone. The band played a critical role in the development of soul, funk, rock, and psychedelia all throughout the 1960s and 1970s. As a member of the group, Sly was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame back in 1996.
They had a brief romance while filming Blue Lagoon, Brooke got tired of me, said Atkins in '80. She thought I took acting too seriously.
Because the chemistry is important between two leads, director Randal Kleiser but a picture of Brooke Shields over Christopher Atkins’s bed in hopes of rousing some feelings for her… it apparently worked because The Blue Lagoon stars did end up having a brief romance while filming. Of course, their lust-based affection didn’t last for long, Shields and Atkins soon began bickering nonstop. “Brooke got tired of me,” Atkins told People in 1980. “She thought I took acting too seriously. I was always trying to get into a mood while she would be skipping off to joke with the crew.”
Lynn Borden, Shirley Booth and Ray Fulmer in Hazel - a hit TV show about the adventures of the Baxter family live-in maid. (1961-66)
Pictured here are actors Lynn Borden, Shirley Booth and Ray Fulmer in the hit TV show Hazel. Hazel is centered on the adventures of live-in maid Hazel Burke (played by Shirley Booth) and the family that employs her, the Baxters. The five-season shoe aired a total of 154-episodes from 1961 to 1966. Only the first season was broadcast in black-and-white (except for one episode which was in color), and seasons 2–5 were all broadcast in color. The show was actually based on the popular single-panel comic strip by cartoonist Ted Key, which appeared in The Saturday Evening Post.
George and Kathleen Lutze buy their dream home that turns into a nightmare, The Amityville Horror with James Brolin & Margot Kidder. 1979
Actors James Brolin and Margot Kidder portrayed George and Kathy Lutz in The Amityville Horror back in 1979. The iconic supernatural horror film was based on the 1977 book by Jay Anson of the same name.
The story is based on the alleged real-life experiences of the Lutz family who bought the house on 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, New York, where a mass murder had been committed just the year before.
The film was released in the summer of 79 and it was a major commercial success, grossing over USD $80 million in the United States. It then went on to become one of the highest-grossing independent films of all time.
Here's an oldie but a goodie Annette with Marty and Spin at the Triple R Ranch, from Disney's The Adventures of Spin and Marty 1955-57
Here is little Annette with Marty and Spin hanging out at the Triple R Ranch, from Disney's The Adventures of Spin and Marty which ran from 1955 to 1957. The well-known television series Spin and Marty aired as part of The Mickey Mouse Club show of the mid-1950s. The serials were based on the 1942 novel Marty Markham by Lawrence Edward Watkin.
The first series contained 25 eleven-minute episodes, and the show’s popularity led to two sequels — The Further Adventures of Spin and Marty in 1956 and The New Adventures of Spin and Marty in 1957. The franchise also launched Spin and Marty comic books in the late 1950s.
A laughing Karen Allen and Harrison Ford between scenes of the Raiders of the Lost Ark. 1981
Here we have a laughing Karen Allen and Harrison Ford while on set of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Which is funny, since, Allen initially only had it in her head that they were embarking on something like Casablanca.
The film originated from Lucas' desire to create a modern version of the serials of the 1930s and 1940s. But according to Allen, “I got it in my head that we were making Casablanca — a version of Casablanca. And I didn’t really see the more high-spirited hijinks aspect of the film, really, even when I read the screenplay.”
She went on to say, “I think I had a different movie in my own head than the movie that we ended up making, but I think the movie we ended up making was probably better than the movie I had in my head.” Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) became the year's top-grossing film and remains one of the highest-grossing films ever made. It was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won four in 1982.
Britt Ekland and Rod Stewart wear coordinating outfits in 1975, she inspired his 1977 1 hit song, Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright).
Here we have actress and singer Britt Ekland twinning with her boyfriend at the time, singer Rod Stewart. This photo was taken just prior to the two of them performing the song "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)", which she was the inspiration for…. Although, many didn’t believe that at the time. This song, while huge in terms of success, had some questionable lyrics that had people questioning whether Stewart was singing about an incestuous pedophile's seduction of his daughter.
In addition to the lyrics clearly being entendre referring to sex, Stewart's persona refers to his partner as his "virgin child"... a virgin Ekland certainly wasn’t. Also, among her French comments at the end of the song, Ekland asks, "What is Mama going to say?"
People also pointed out the implications of the girl being a minor are even in the music video when he offers her wine, but then waves her off as if she is too young to have it.
Shenanigans on the set of Star Trek with William Shatner and Nichelle Nichols!
Here is Nichelle Nichols in the role of Nyota Uhura and William Shatner as Captain Kirk on the hit series Star Trek. Shenanigans certainly ensued on set during the filming of the episode titled "Plato's Stepchildren". In it, Kirk and Uhura are forced through the power of telepathy to kiss each other. Kirk shaking Uhura and hissing “I won’t kiss you, I won’t kiss you! I won’t kiss you!” is what had them and everyone else on set cracking up. According to Nichols “It was absolutely awful, and we were hysterical and ecstatic.”
When NBC executives learned of the kiss they were worried it would anger TV stations in the Deep South and at one point, the idea of having Spock kiss Uhura instead came up… because Spock was half Vulcan. But William Shatner insisted that they stick with the original script because he’s Captain Kirk and he gets to kiss everyone. And because the Deep South doesn't get to decide what happens in Deep Space!
Senta Berger starred in films with Charlton Heston, Dean Martin, Richard Harris, Kirk Douglas, John Wayne and Yul Brynner in the 60's.
Actress, Producer, and Author, Senta Berger has received numerous award nominations for her acting talents in theatre, film, and television. She has taken home three Bambi Awards, two Romys, an Adolf Grimme Award, both a Deutscher and a Bayerischer Fernsehpreis, and a Goldene Kamera. She co-starred in films alongside some of the most impressive leading men in Hollywood of the time including, Charlton Heston, Dean Martin, Richard Harris, Kirk Douglas, John Wayne and Yul Brynner. Berger married director and producer Michael Verhoeven back in 1966 and they have two children together: actors Simon and Luca Verhoeven.
Drive two members of The Cars in a car, go figure! Singer, rhythm guitarist Ric Ocasek and bassist-singer Benjamin Orr go for a ride. 1978
Here's a silly shot of singer and rhythm guitarist of The Cars Ric Ocasek and bassist-singer Benjamin Orr going for a ride back in 1978. This was the same year they released their self-titled debut album. It sold one million copies by the end of the first year. They won the public over with new wave hits such as "Just What I Needed," "My Best Friend's Girl," and "Good Times Roll". These three singles remained on the charts for 139 weeks (peaking at number 18 in 1979) and the album as a whole, hit it right out of the park and is still widely regarded as the band’s best. According to lead guitarist Elliot Easton, "We used to joke that the first album should be called The Cars Greatest Hits.”
John Lennon played 'Gripweed' in Richard Lester's comedy, How I Won the War in 1966.
Here’s John Lennon of The Beatles in his only non-musical role 'Gripweed' in How I Won the War back in 1966. The dark comedy directed and produced by Richard Lester, was based on a novel of the same name by Patrick Ryan. It tells the story of 3rd Troop, the 4th Musketeers and their misadventures during the Second World War. The film uses an inconsistent variety of styles and is a parody of the war film genre.
It stars Michael Crawford as British Army Officer Lieutenant Earnest Goodbody, with John Lennon as Musketeer Gripweed, Jack MacGowran (Musketeer Juniper), Roy Kinnear (Musketeer Clapper) and Lee Montague (Sergeant Transom) as soldiers under his command.
The Boho style and natural beauty of Carly Simon out and about in 1975.
Pictured here is folk-rock singer Carly Simon back in 1975. It was no secret that Carly Simon and Joni Mitchell were rivals professionally and personally. Both singers were vying for the love of James Taylor but it was Carly with her breezy Boho style and natural beauty that ended up marrying him on November 3, 1972. The fellow singer-songwriters had two children together, Sarah “Sally” Maria Taylor was born in 1974 and Benjamin Simon Taylor was born in 1977, both of whom grew up to be musicians and political activists. Sadly the couple divorced in 1983.
Battlestar Galactica 1978, starring Richard Hatch as Capt. Apollo and Dirk Benedict as Lt. Starbuck.
Pictured here is Richard Hatch as Capt. Apollo and Dirk Benedict as Lt. Starbuck in the science fiction television series Battlestar Galactica back in the late 1970’s. The storyline of the show takes place “After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift fugitive fleet on a desperate search for the legendary planet Earth.”
The television series ran for the 1978–79 season before being canceled. Then, in 1980 they revived the show as Galactica with 10 episodes. The story continued on in books before it was remade for television again in the 2000s.
King Kong giving Jessica Lange a hand in King Kong 1976
Here we have a very stressed Jessica Lange in the grip of King Kong back in the 1976 monster film. It was a (then) modern remake of the 1933 film of the same name. Of all three of the King Kong movies, the 1976 version is the only one to feature the World Trade Center instead of the Empire State Building. It was a commercial hit, in fact, it was the fifth highest-grossing film of 1977 and it won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. It was also nominated for Best Cinematography and Best Sound.
Back in 1972, Black Sabbath were recording their Vol. 4 record.
Here are the members of British rock band Black Sabbath back in 1972 when they were recording their Vol. 4 record. Vol. 4 is the fourth studio album by English rock band Black Sabbath. Sure calling your fourth album Vol. 4 isn’t exactly an original title and critics were rather dismissive of it, but it still managed to achieve gold status in less than a month. It sold one million copies in the United States just as the three before it had, reached number 13 on Billboard's pop album chart and number 8 on the UK Albums Chart.
Let's give Diana Rigg a 'hi-fi've for listening to her records on her hi-fi back in the 60's and looking totally groovy!
It's nice to see a laid back Diana Rigg, just hanging out listening to some records back in the groovy era. She was usually photographed looking far more glamorous and smokey eyed. The young beauty was most famous for her role in the 1965 “Avengers” series. She won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for the 1989 BBC miniseries Mother Love, and an Emmy Award for her role as Mrs. Danvers in the 1997 adaptation of Rebecca. Diana Rigg was vibrant, audacious, and often described as the most desirable woman in the world. Her love life was just as public as her award-winning career.
Jimmy Buffett on his boat in Key West, 1977.
Good ol’ Jimmy Buffett, taking it easy on his boat in Key West, back in 1977. What could be groovier than cheeseburgers in paradise? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Which is why the musician is best known for his "island escapism" lifestyle and music.
With his Coral Reefer Band, Buffett recorded hit songs including "Margaritaville" (ranked 234th on the Recording Industry Association of America's list of "Songs of the Century") and "Come Monday".
In addition to creating what he calls "drunken Caribbean rock 'n' roll", Buffett is also a best-selling writer, owner of the Margaritaville Cafe restaurant chain, and he co-developed the Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurant chain.
Former Miss Sweden Anita Ekberg became an international symbol of beauty and sensuality in the 1960 Federico Fellini film La Dolce Vita
Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg is best known for her role as Sylvia in the Federico Fellini film La Dolce Vita (1960), but she got her start in the industry as a model. It wouldn’t be until the mid-50’s when she finally broke into films. The Swedish starlet and her voluptuous physique and colorful private life was a favorite among the gossip magazines. She had highly publicized romances with leading men like Frank Sinatra, Tyrone Power, Yul Brynner, Rod Taylor, and Errol Flynn. For a time, she was even publicized as "Paramount's Marilyn Monroe"
Remember 'Booger' and the gang in Revenge of the Nerds 1984
Who could forget Curtis Armstrong as ‘Booger’? The unconventional nerd who enjoys sex, playing guitar, marijuana, and of course, nose picking. In the 1984 American comedy, Revenge of the Nerds “At Adams College, a group of bullied outcasts and misfits resolve to fight back for their peace and self-respect.”
Geeky college students Gilbert (Anthony Edwards) and Lewis (Robert Carradine) are evicted from their dormitory when the Alpha Betas confiscate their building. All the nerds are relocated to the gym until they relocate to a run-down house and plot their revenge.
The talented Bernadette Peters played Marie in The Jerk 1979
Here is a provocative photograph of the talented Bernadette Peters when she played Marie Kimble Johnson in the 1979 comedy, The Jerk. The film was directed by Carl Reiner and written by Steve Martin, Carl Gottlieb, and Michael Elias. This was also Steve Martin's first starring role in a feature film! Peters starred opposite Steve Martin in a role that he wrote specifically for her and the film made comedy history. The Jerk has been long praised as one of Martin's best comedic efforts, and as one of the funniest films ever made. Not too shabby!
Goldie and the Gingerbreads were the first all-female American rock band signed to a major record label from 1962 to 1967.
The rock group Goldie & the Gingerbreads consisted of three musicians and a singer, all of whom, were female. The group was active from 1962 to 1967 and they were the first all-female rock band to be signed to a major record label. First, they were signed to Decca in 1963 and then to Atlantic in 1964. Most female bands were flat out ignored by major labels, but not Genya ‘Goldie’ Zelkowitz, Ginger Bianco, Margo Lewis, and Carol MacDonald, they were among the first to break into the male-dominated music scene.
Star Trek's This Side of Paradise episode in 1967, when Spock fell in love with Leila (Jill Ireland)!
In Star Trek's episode “This Side of Paradise” in 1967, the gorgeous Jill Ireland guest starred as Kalomi, Leila. She was a Botanist and part of a colony expedition that settled on planet Omicron Ceti III. Spock and Leila met on Earth in 2261 and she fell in love with him but she knew the Vulcan could never love her back. Then, on the planet Omicron Ceti III Spock was exposed to spores and their powers allowed him to feel love for her in return–but only briefly. The two lovebirds eventually had to go back to normal and go their seperate ways.
Logan's Run TV series, with Donald Moffat, Heather Menzies and Gregory Harrison in 1977. Heather was 'Louisa' in The Sound Of Music
Logan's Run television was a 1977 spin-off from the film of the same name that came out just one year prior. The series starred Gregory Harrison as title character Logan 5, and Heather Menzies as Jessica 6. The show pretty much maintains the basic premise of the film. In it, Logan and Jessica have escaped from the "City of Domes" so they can live past the age of 30. But the show depicts Logan and Jessica on the run in a future Earth. Logan and Jessica have the assistance of an android called Rem (Donald Moffat) who did not appear in the film version.
Raquel Welch on set of Kansas City Bomber as roller girl K.C. Carr, who skates for the Kansas City Bombers. 1972
Here is the always stunning Raquel Welch on set of Kansas City Bomber as roller girl K.C. Carr. The film gave an inside look at the Roller Games subculture, specifically the more athletic and competitive world of Roller Derby. Roller Derby was already a well-known sport in the 1970s, roller skating in general was huge at the time, but Roller Derby’s popularity doubled after pop culture icon Raquel Welch starred in The Kansas City Bomber.
Back in the 60's when kids had P.E. class and had to climb up ropes and exercise.
Back in the 1960s, physical education was full of considerably grueling challenges in most High Schools across the United States. Students were required to do drills not dissimilar to bootcamp training: pull-ups, sit-ups, running obstacle courses, and the ever dreaded wall and rope climbing exercises.
La Sierra High School in Carmichael, California for example, were of such high intensity roughly 50-years ago, that they became famous. So notorious in fact, that then-President John F. Kennedy implored other schools to start using the California high school as the standard model. All of this is a far cry from the physical education programs in public schools today.
Lori Saunders (Bobbie Jo from Petticoat Junction) posing by a Yamaha in 1966.
Actress Lori Saunders is probably best known for her role as Bobbie Jo Bradley in the television series Petticoat Junction (1965–1970). Saunders played the brunette middle-sister in 147 episodes of the rural situation-comedy. A role she took over in 1965 from Pat Woodell.
She also played Mr. Drysdale's secretary, "Betty Gordon", in the last season of The Beverly Hillbillies. And in 1973 until 1974 Saunders played "Betsy" on the situation-comedy western Dusty's Trail. The show was a wild west version of Gilligan's Island and her character "Betsy" drew from Dawn Wells' character of "Mary Ann". Saunders quipped: "It was the same show, just no coconuts.
Standing 7-ft tall, André Roussimoff or Andre the Giant holds a young lady at a beach in Cannes, France in 1967.
Actor and wrestler André René Roussimoff, best known as André the Giant, is best-remembered film role was that of Fezzik, the giant in The Princess Bride.
The man was of mythological proportions; standing at nearly 7 feet tall and weighing in at over 500 pounds just before his death in 1993, was called "The Eighth Wonder of the World". Here he is, showing off his strength as he holds a young lady at a beach in Cannes, France back in 1967.
André was a one-time WWF World Heavyweight Champion, a one-time WWF Tag Team Champion, and was 1993, André was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1993. Very few have captivated the public quite like André the Giant.
Burt Reynolds in Deliverance (1972) 'Wherever poor Ned Beatty went, people would say Squeal like a pig! It went on for years'
The 1972 thriller film Deliverance, was based on the James Dickey novel of the same name. The film starred Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox.In it, “Outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.”
The film is noted both for the music scene near the beginning, with "Dueling Banjos"and for its visceral and notorious male rape scene. Apparently, 'Wherever poor Ned Beatty went, people would say Squeal like a pig! It went on for years'.
The film was a critical success, earning three Academy Award nominations and five Golden Globe nominations and is widely acclaimed as a landmark picture. In 2008, Deliverance was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
David Cassidy and actress Kay Lenz leave the Little Church of the West after their 1977 wedding in Las Vegas, they divorced in 1983.
Pictured here is the once happy couple, actor David Cassidy and actress Kay Lenz. As you can see they are leaving the Little Church of the West just after their wedding in Las Vegas back in 1977. Sadly, they were divorced in 1983. Lenz was Cassidy’s first wife, he soon moved on and married his second wife, horse breeder Meryl Tanz, in 1984.He first met Meryl a met at a Lexington, Kentucky, horse sale back in 1974. Unfortunately for Cassidy, this marriage wasn’t made to last either– they divorced in 1985. His daughter (Katie Cassidy) with fashion model Sherry Williams was born out of wedlock in 1986. His third marriage was to Sue Shifrin on March 30, 1991, they had one child, Beau, before Shifrin filed for divorce in February 2014.
The cast from The Poseidon Adventure in 1972, what made this film so memorable was seeing people trapped in a boat turned upside-down.
The 1972 American disaster film, The Poseidon Adventure is based on Paul Gallico's eponymous 1969 novel. The plot centers on an aged luxury liner, the SS Poseidon which is taking her final voyage from New York City to Athens before being sent to the scrapyard. But tragedy strikes and she’s overturned by a tsunami and the passengers and crew are all trapped inside. Parts of the movie were filmed aboard the historic (and allegedly haunted) RMS Queen Mary.
It features an ensemble cast, including five Academy Award winners: Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Albertson, Shelley Winters, and Red Buttons. The film won two Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a British Academy Film Award, and a Motion Picture Sound Editors Award.
The Hardy Boys-Nancy Drew Mysteries with Parker Stevenson, Pamela Sue Martin and Shaun Cassidy. (1977–1979)
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries television series is based on the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew novel series. It ran from January 30, 1977, to January 14, 1979, and starred Parker Stevenson and Shaun Cassidy as detective brothers Frank and Joe Hardy, respectively, as well as Pamela Sue Martin (and later Janet Louise Johnson) as infamous amateur sleuth Nancy Drew.
The series was unusual in that it had an almost anthological feel to it. The main characters were often dealt with separately, that is, some episodes featured only Nancy Drew and others followed only the Hardy Boys.
Allan Clarke and Graham Nash formed The Hollies in 1962, they had 30 singles hit the charts. Nash left in '68 to form Crosby, Stills & Nash.
Allan Clarke and Graham Nash formed The Hollies back in 1962, they had 30 singles hit the charts. The English pop/rock group was best known for their pioneering and distinctive three-part vocal harmony style and they quickly became one of the leading British groups of the 1960s. were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010
In 1968, Graham Nash left the Hollies to form the supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash. But The Hollies kept going, they are one of the few British groups of the early 1960s, (along with the Rolling Stones), that never disbanded and are still making music.
Lauren Hutton was a top model and actress in the 70's and 80's but had to cover up the signature gap in her front teeth early in her career.
Mary Laurence "Lauren" Hutton is an American model and actress. She was initially dismissed by many in the business because of a gap in her teeth. That beauty of hers trumped her signature gap and she landed a modeling contract with Revlon back in 1973. Which, for the record, was the biggest contract in the history of the modeling industry at that point in time.
Hutton also transitioned into acting. She played central roles in films such as The Gambler (1974) and American Gigolo (1980), and later she appeared on television in the series Paper Dolls and Nip/Tuck.
46 years ago, Led Zeppelin released IV aka Zoso. Page gave his view, So, we stripped everything away, and let the music do the talking.
Their first three albums had simple, sensible titles: Led Zeppelin, II, III. By the time Led Zeppelin’s fourth album came about in November of 1971, they’d had enough of using ‘sensible’ album names. So, as they put it, “We stripped everything away and let the music do the talking.” They refused to print a single (real) word on the record sleeve, not even their own names. The band included four symbols on the cover, (one representing each group member) Page's symbol appears to spell out "Zoso" but he insists they aren't even letters, but that’s what people took to calling it. Technically, the album is untitled because Zoso isn’t a word, it’s a symbol.
Cary Grant & Audrey Hepburn in Charade this film is often called the best Hitchcock movie Hitchcock didn't make (1963)
The romantic comedy mystery film, Charade came out in 1963 and stars Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. In it, “Romance and suspense ensue in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Who can she trust?” Charade initially received generally positive reviews from critics and was additionally notable for its mixture of genres. Because it contains influences of genres such as whodunit, screwball and spy thriller, it has often been referred to as "the best Hitchcock movie that Hitchcock never made". It would certainly seem to be a film right up Hitchcock's alley.
Here's a rare photo of two guitar legends; Alex Lifeson of 'Rush' and Michael Schenker of 'UFO' from their Rush-UFO 1977 tour.
As a band, UFO has proven capable of handling several different forms of music quite well but their focus was on their raw, heavy songs in concert. They were a complementary pairing with Rush, whose sound is bluesy-hard-rock with lyrics that draw heavily on science fiction, fantasy, and philosophy. Even when their sound strayed a bit over the years, Rush always returned home to their more guitar-driven hard rock sound.
Heather Locklear as rookie 'Stacy Sheridan' on TJ Hooker 1982–1986
Down on the Corner- Creedence Clearwater Revival members dining at Taco Bell in 1969.
Down on the Corner, chowing down along the street, at a Taco Bell back in 1969 is none other than the members of Creedence Clearwater Revival. CCR consisted of frontman John Fogerty, his brother rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty, bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug Clifford.
Their style was primarily Rock and Roll but their sound actually encompassed an interesting mix of the swamp and blues rock genres as well. The very peak of their success would have to be between 1969 and 1970, the band performed at 1969's famed Woodstock Festival and released numerous hit songs. This just goes to show you, you're never too famous to stop for some tacos and cinnamon twists.
Two powerhouse singers-performers, Tom Jones and Tina Turner together onstage in 1977.
Check out this iconic moment, with two powerhouse performers, Tom Jones and Tina Turner performing together onstage back in 1977.
Tom Jones, has a career spanning over six decades now. His emergence as a vocalist was in the mid-1960s and followed by a string of top hits, regular touring, and live appearances in Las Vegas. In recent years he became a coach on the BBC show The Voice UK and he is still releasing albums.
Tina Turner was one of the early trailblazers for black female entertainers and she remains one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. She’s taken home eleven Grammy Awards, including eight competitive awards and three Grammy Hall of Fame awards. She's also sold more concert tickets than any other solo performer in history.
Remembering when Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton had a 1 hit Islands in the Stream back in 1983.
"Islands in the Stream" (named after the Hemingway novel), was written by the Bee Gees and sung by country music artists Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton. It was originally written in more of an R&B style for Marvin Gaye, but was later changed for the Kenny Rogers album released in August 1983. Rogers and Parton had a hit on their hands, the song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. It also topped the Country charts and was certified Platinum. It’s still widely considered to be one of the best country duets of all time.
The pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, the legendary band Deep Purple formed in Hertford, England back in 1968.
Pictured here are the members of the hard-rock band Deep Purple, who are considered pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock. Deep Purple, along with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, have been referred to as the "unholy trinity of British hard rock and heavy metal in the early to mid-seventies" Deep Purple has sold over 100 million albums worldwide and in 1975, they had the honor of being listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as "the globe's loudest band" of all things, because of a 1972 concert at London's Rainbow Theatre.
Prince was just 19 years old in this photo and recording his first album in Minneapolis, 1977.
his 1979 self-titled album Prince went platinum. His next three records were Dirty Mind (1980), Controversy (1981), and 1999 (1982). In 1984 Purple Rain, the soundtrack album to his eponymous 1984 film debut and it became his most critically and commercially successful project. It spent 24 consecutive weeks atop the Billboard 200 and sold over 20 million copies worldwide.
Prince continued to have great success up until his death in April of 2016 from a fentanyl overdose. The artist was 57 years old.
Elizabeth Montgomery coordinated her striped outfit with the furniture. 1955
Pictured here is the always lovely Elizabeth Montgomery, who couldn't’ fade into the background if she tried. Which is pretty apparent in this photograph from 1955 were she’s coordinated her attire with the furniture.
Montgomery's early work consisted of starring roles and television appearances in projects such as Studio One, Kraft Television Theater, The Twilight Zone, The Eleventh Hour, Boris Karloff's Thriller, and Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
While she’d already had impressive titles on her resume before Bewitched, that’s when Montgomery truly won the hearts of audiences. As Samantha Stephens, she played an extraordinary woman attempting to be ordinary. She marries a mortal man and promises to keep her magic powers under wraps, which proves to be much harder than anticipated.
This is how you flag down a taxi! A chic woman and her well-dressed dog hailing a taxicab in NYC back in 1956.
Here’s a very chic woman and her well-dressed dog hailing a taxi just outside of NBC Studios in NYC back in 1956. New York has always been the fashion hub of the United States. The waistline was one of the bigger fashion concerns in the 1950s. Some women really preferred the snug fit around the waist like the Dior dresses of the times.It was all about the hourglass shape in the 60’s, a thin waist with very defined hips and a shapely bust.
The Warlocks were formed at the end of 1964, they had their first gig in '65. A year later, they changed their name to The Grateful Dead.
At the end of 1964 a band was formed, they called themselves The Warlocks and had their very first gig in '65. A year later, they changed their name to The Grateful Dead.
The Grateful Dead isn’t just a rock band, they are a cultural phenomenon. Their sound is a fusion of rock, psychedelia, country, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, and space rock. They are famous for their lengthy live jam sessions, in fact they have been called "the pioneering Godfathers of the jam band world". They have an incredibly devoted fan base, known as "Deadheads" that are willing to follow them to the ends of the earth.
The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 and they rank 57 on according to Rolling Stone magazine in its The Greatest Artists of All Time issue.
Mamie Van Doren, 1962. She was one of The Three M's blonde bombshells Marilyn Monroe, Mamie Van Doren & Jayne Mansfield back in the 50's.
Mamie Van Doren is an actress, model, singer, and sex symbol who is known for being one of the first actresses to somewhat recreate the look of Marilyn Monroe. Van Doren went to star in some of the first movies to feature rock 'n' roll music and took on several bad girl movies that became cult films. Because of this she became identified with this rebellious style, and made some rock records.
In the early 1960s she had a rather awkward romantic encounter with Hollywood’s legendary ladies man Warren Beatty. According to Mamie, they “romanced” a bit but never had intercourse. She went on to describe him as a very wet kisser. “He drools a lot. He has such active glands,” said Mamie.
A 15 yr-old Jodie Foster riding a skateboard in 1976, everything about this photo screams 1970's! And those shoes...
Here we have an oh-so-70's shot of 15 yr-old Jodie Foster riding her skateboard in 1976. She was already quite the little actress at this point. Foster worked in several primetime television series in the early 1970s but her breakthrough role (which garnered her an Academy Award nomination) was a teenage prostitute in Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver in 1976. She was in the musical Bugsy Malone, The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976) and made teen idol status after starring in Disney's Freaky Friday. All of these roles were in 1976. Foster has many critically acclaimed roles under her belt but around 20110 she began taking fewer roles and shifted her focus to directing.
Two blonde legends- Debbie Harry being photographed by Andy Warhol and this photo taken by Blondie member, Chris Stein (1980).
Pictured here is Debbie Harry of Blondie Pioneer of a new wave and punk music scene, An artist Andy Warhol at the Factory, Warhol’s New York studio. This photo of the photo shoot taken was taken by Blondie co-founder Chris Stein who later noted “The most ironic thing about that picture, is that the camera cost $20, it was just a throwaway Polaroid which didn’t even have an adjustable lens.” Here we have two icons at the height of their careers, one of which is Andy Warhol who was celebrated for his pioneering pop art and they are using a cheap camera.
Kids, don't try this at home! Mr. Rogers singing Where is Thumbkin
One of the best stories that have gone around about Fred McFeely Rogers (Mr. Rogers) is that he flipped off the kids on his tv show in an episode. And technically he did…inadvertently. Remember the song “Where is Thumbkin” the one where you put your hands behind your back and only display certain the fingers when the song instructs you to? Well, the middle finger is included in the song, and when Mr. Rogers sang it, he got to Tall-Man, and whipped those bad boys out. Quite possibly, the best thing about this clip is the giant grin on his face as he proudly displays his middle fingers at the children… because that’s what the song said to do.
The Dirty Mac were a one-time English supergroup consisting of John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Mitch Mitchell in 1968.
The one-time English supergroup consisting of John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Mitch Mitchell, was put together by Lennon for The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus television special.
They recorded the show on 11 December 1968 and this was the first time Lennon had performed live since the Beatles' last tour ended in August 1966 and he introduced himself as "Winston Leg-Thigh".
The Dirty Mac recorded a rendition of the Beatles track "Yer Blues" (which Lennon wrote). They also provided backup for Yoko Ono and violinist Ivry Gitlis on a track called "Whole Lotta Yoko".
English model Celia Hammond in 1962.
English model Celia Hammond began her modeling career at the Lucie Clayton Charm Academy in 1960 and was a graduating classmate of Jean Shrimpton. She began working for Vogue, and formed close working relationship with photographers Terence Donovan and Norman Parkinson.
She grew weary of modeling fur after awhile. She became increasingly concerned about the cruelty of the fur trade and then decided to take a stand against it.
In 1986 she founded the Celia Hammond Animal Trust with three locations aimed at low-cost neutering to control the feral animal population. The Trust also runs a sanctuary in Brede, East Sussex, for animals which need new homes.
Tongue-in-cheek rockers; KISS posing for their Hotter Than Hell photo session in 1974.
Ah yes, the infamous Hotter Than Hell photoshoot with the rock band KISS.
The album was released in october of 1974 and the cover featured colorful Japanese influenced artwork, and the back cover had shots of the band members taken by Norman Seeff at a wild party, and a composite of all four band members’ makeup designs.
Now, apparently everyone at the photography session (except Simmons) was extremely drunk for the entire duration. Stanley got so drunk, they had to lock him in his car, they just couldn’t deal with him.
Who remembers watching the campy but entertaining Japanese Godzilla films growing up?
Who remembers watching the campy but entertaining Japanese Godzilla films growing up? There have been 31 released to date since the first film in 1954. While the first film, directed by Ishirō Honda, is an early and influential classic in the monster genre, it was inspired by the success of the 1952 re-release of King Kong and The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953).
The decision to use an incident with a hydrogen bomb to unleash the monster, the film was able to resonate with concerns of the people of Japan at the time while tapping into political undertones. The original film is also credited with providing an introduction to the work of special effects master Eiji Tsuburaya.
Rockabilly band Stray Cats formed in '79 with singer Brian Setzer on guitar, Lee Rocker on bass and drummer Slim Jim Phantom in Long Island.
Stray Cats were a rockabilly band formed in 1979 by guitarist and vocalist Brian Setzer, double bassist Lee Rocker, and drummer Slim Jim Phantom. Among the numerous hit singles the band had included "Stray Cat Strut", "(She's) Sexy + 17", "Look at That Cadillac," "I Won't Stand in Your Way", "Bring it Back Again", and of course the classic "Rock This Town", which the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame listed as one of the songs that shaped rock and roll.
Oh NO!! It's Mr. Bill! He was created by Walter Williams and popular on Saturday Night Live from 1976-1980.
Oh NO!! It's Mr. Bill! This clay figurine clown was the star of a parody of children's shows, created by Walter Williams for Saturday Night Live. Mr. Bill first appeared on SNL the February 28, 1976, from there, Williams went on to write more than 20 sketches based on Mr. Bill.
Each episode would always start off innocently enough but things would take a dangerous turn for Mr. Bill. He would suffer all sorts of indignities inflicted by "Mr. Hands," who is literally only seen as a pair of hands (played by Vance DeGeneres). The violence would escalate and generally ending with Mr. Bill being completely crushed or dismembered while squealing his signature high pitched "Ohhhh noooooooooooooo...".
Actress-singer-dancer Joey Heatherton was a sex symbol of the 60's and 70's. She married Dallas Cowboy wide receiver Lance Rentzel, 1969-72.
The singer, actor, and dancer Davenie Johanna "Joey" Heatherton, was a sex symbol of the 1960s and 1970s. She is probably most famous for performing for over a decade on the USO tours presented by Bob Hope.
She is also known for her many television appearances and variety show performances.She starred in several feature films including My Blood Runs Cold (1965) and The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington (1977).
Jeannie C. Riley is best known for her 1968 country and pop #1 hit Harper Valley PTA which was written by singer-songwriter Tom T. Hall.
Pictured here is Jeannie C. Riley, a country and gospel singer who is best known for her 1968 country and pop hit "Harper Valley PTA". While she has continued to have had moderate chart success with her country music, it’s never been to the caliber of "Harper Valley PTA". During the late 1960s and into the very early 1970s, Riley was one of the most popular female vocalists in the country music industry. She had a total of five Grammy Award nominations and four Country Music Association nominations.It wasn’t until the late 1970s when she became a born again Christian and began recording gospel music.
42 years ago the Edmond Fitzgerald sank taking 29 souls with her to the bottom of Lake Superior.
The Great Lakes freighter, SS Edmund Fitzgerald was carrying a full cargo of ore pellets and 29 crew members with Captain Ernest M. McSorley in command on that ill-fated voyage. It was on November 10, 1975 when the Fitzgerald and a second freighter, the SS Arthur M. Anderson were caught in a severe storm on Lake Superior. They were facing near hurricane-force winds and waves up to 35 feet high. Then, around 7:10 p.m., Fitzgerald suddenly sank.
Although Fitzgerald had reported some difficulty earlier,there were no distress signals sent before she sank. The last message sent by Captain McSorley's to Anderson said, "We are holding our own." The entire crew of 29 perished but no bodies were recovered and the exact cause of the sinking remains unknown.
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