Sunday, September 11, 2016

Rare Photos of Rock Stars of the 1960s and '70 from Japanese Magazine ‘Music Life’

Known for its high-quality photographs printed on thick glossy paper Music Life was reportedly one of Japan’s best selling magazines during the 1960s and '70s and featured photos and interviews with everyone that was anyone especially musical acts that were “big in Japan” like Queen, The Runaways, David Bowie, Debbie Harry, Frank Zappa, and KISS...

According to Dangerous Minds, the magazine got its real start sometime in 1951 after a failed launch five-years earlier in 1946. When a former member of the magazine’s editorial staff, Hoshika Rumiko, took over as the magazine’s editor in 1964, she also became the first Japanese journalist to interview The Beatles in London and then once again when the band came to Japan in 1966.

Music Life called it a day in 1998 and Rumiko is working on a book on her life as a music journalist to be released in autumn 2016.

1965 - The Rolling Stones

1966 - Cliff Richard

1967/68 - The Beatles / Scott Walker

1968 - Peter Frampton / The Herd

1968 - Peter Frampton / The Herd

1968 - Scott Walker

1969 - Peter Frampton / Steve Marriott

1969 - The Rascals

1970 - Blood, Sweet & Tears

1971 - Joe Cocker

1972 - Rod Stewart

1972 - T.Rex

1972 - Alvin Lee

1972 - Emerson, Lake & Palmer

1972 - Marc Bolan

1972 - Mick Jagger

1973 - Rod Stewart

1973 - David Bowie

1973 - Mick Jagger

1973 - Alice Cooper

1973 - T.REX

1973 - Emerson, Lake & Palmer

1974 - Led Zeppelin

1974 - Mark Farner

1974 - Queen

1974 - Suzi Quatro

1974 - Keith Emerson

1974 - Elton John

1974 - Led Zeppelin

1975 - Queen

1975 - Queen

1975 - Queen

1975 - Queen

1976 - Steven Tyler

1976 - Queen

1976 - Deep Purple

1976 - Queen

1976 - Peter Frampton

1976 - Queen

1976 - The Eagles

1976 - Jimmy Page

1976 - KISS

1976 - Queen

1976 - KISS

1977 - Ted Nugent

1977 - KISS

1977 - Bad Company

1977 - The Runaways

1977 - KISS

1977 - KISS

1978 - Van Halen

1978 - Foreigner

1978 - Steven Tyler

1978 - Cheap Trick

1979 - Queen

1979 - KISS

(via Dangerous Minds)

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