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January 5, 2016

25 Breathtaking Black and White Photos of Rock Superstars in the 1960s and 1970s Taken by Ken Regan

Since the 1960s, Ken Regan has captured the passion and energy of Rock & Roll’s most influential performers. His early work with Bob Dylan an the Rolling Stones made him the photographer of choice for historic music events such as Live Aid and Amnesty International’s Human Rights Now Worldwide benefit concerts, which gave Regan unique access to the personal side of the music industry’s biggest stars.

The definitive collection of Regan’s best work and behind-the-scenes anecdotes from the past forty years covers an amazing Who’s Who list of rock superstars: Joan Baez, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, The Doors, Bob Dylan, The Eagles, Janis Joplin, Jerry Lee Lewis, Madonna, Roy Orbison, The Rolling Stones, Carly Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, James Taylor, U2,The Who ... and more!

These breathtaking black and white photographs below taken by Ken deliver an intimate look at the artists, performances, and unforgettable moments that define popular music.

Billy Joel boxing in front of the New York Skyline, 1977

Alice Cooper sitting on Santa's lap with the snake at Alexander's department store, 1972

Allen Ginsberg with Bob Dylan at the grave of writer Jack Kerouac, 1975

Andy Warhol and Mick Jagger

The Beatles, 1964

Bianca Jagger, Ron Wood, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards during the Tour of the Americas, 1975

Bob Dylan visits a Massachusetts diner during a stop on the Rolling Thunder Revue tour, 1975

Bruce Springsteen

George Harrison, 1971

Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane, 1968

Grateful Dead, 1969

Gregg Allman with portrait of his brother Duane Allman, 1975

Janis Joplin

Jimmy Page, 1971

Joan Baez performing at a draft resistance rally at the Naumberg Band Shell in Central Park, 1969

Johnny Cash dancing and playing backstage, 1970

Peter Frampton, 1977

Robert Plant, 1971

Rod Stewart playing on the beach in Hollywood Florida, 1972

Sonny and Cher, 1966

Sting and Bruce Springsteen at Amnesty International, 1988

The Rolling Stones in the Camera 5 Studios bathroom

Bob Dylan talking to Patti Smith in stairwell during party at Allen Ginsberg's House, 1975

Jim Morrison, 1970

Keith Richards backstage at Madison Square Garden wearing infamous 'Who the Fuck is Mick Jagger' T-Shirt, 1975


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