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December 24, 2014

20 Cool Photographs of Celebrities' Life in the 1970s and Early '80s

Brad Elterman was at the centre of Los Angeles Rock and Punk scene in the late 1970s and early 80s. He was there at the craziest of parties and backstage at the most legendary concerts. Among the stars Brad circulated with are Joan Jett, Bob Dylan, Duran Duran, The Dead Boys, Blondie, and the Ramones. Other stars from that era that crossed his lens include Michael Jackson, Dolly Parton, and John Travolta. Here, below are some of his interesting images of celebrities from the 1970s and 1980s.

Cherie Currie, right, lead singer of the Runaways, and her twin sister, Marie, flank Vicki Razor Blade from Venus & the Razor Blades in 1977.

Michael Jackson's record company held a gold record party inside a bank vault in Beverly Hills in 1982.

Leif Garrett in Tokyo, 1979.

Yoko Ono, John Lennon and Ringo Starr at On The Rox club in 1976. Post-breakup photos of members of the Beatles together in the 1970s were rare.

Farrah Fawcett with Ryan O' Neal hanging out backstage at a Rolling Stones concert, 1980.

Gene Simmons of KISS with Brooke Shields, then 13, at a Blondie party in 1979.

The Ramones pose at the corner of Alta Loma Road and Sunset Boulevard in 1978.

Joan Jett in Tropicana Motel in 1978.

Bob Dylan and Robert De Niro backstage at the Roxy in 1976.

Actor Matt Dillon poses for Elterman in a 1980 photo session.

Michael Jackson outside Chasen's restaurant in 1978.

David Bowie in his off-stage personal, 1975.

Debbie Harry at Blondie's first Whisky a Go Go concert in 1977.

Muhammad Ali and his wife Veronica Porsche Ali, Dr. Jerry Buss, Dr. Buss's date, Mayor Thomas Bradley and his wife Ethel Bradley at a charity concert at the The 'Fabulous' Forum in Los Angeles, California, 1970.

Duran Duran sit in a car on the Sunset Strip in 1982.

A young Brad Elterman poses for a photo with Joan Jett in 1978, at the Tropicana Motel in West Hollywood.

Madonna greets a pack of photographers at the American Music Awards in 1982.

Jackie Fox and Joan Jett fool around at a studio in Hollywood, 1977.

Gene Simmons being Gene Simmons backstage at a KISS gig, 1978.

Cherie Currie shows off her tattoo at her home in 1978.

(Photos by Brad Elterman)


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