Ike Turner at the Newport Pop Festival in Northridge, California on June 20, 1969.

Photos by Ed Caraeff


Barbra Streisand and Ryan O’Neal in What’s Up, Doc? (1972)  

Behind The Grooves:

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Che Guevara during the filming of Historias de la Revolucion (1960)

Photos by Arturo Zavattini

Paul Muni,

Karen Morley,

and Osgood Perkins in Scarface (1932)

Behind The Grooves is creating Music blog | Patreon:

I’d like to direct followers to my page on Patreon, and encourage you to support the blog by becoming a sponsor. That can be done for as little as $5 a month, or more if you like. In the mean time, I will not be updating this page but will leave it up for the time being. 

Aaliyah photographed by James Patrick Cooper in New York on May 9, 2001.


Ronnie Spector at

Soldiers and Sailors’ Memorial Monument in Riverside Park in New York City, 1973.   

Photos by Kevin Dilworth

Kiss cover shoot in New York City for their album Dressed to Kill (1975) in 1974.

Photos by Bob Gruen

Dear Tumblr Followers,

After eight plus years of posting the Behind The Grooves music blog here, I feel like I’ve reached a crossroads. The blog has experienced exponential growth in terms of people who follow and read it daily, over the last few years. But in recent months there has been a substantial leveling off, and slowing down of that growth.

While I deeply appreciate the positive feedback in terms of comments, likes and reshares of my work, I feel like I’m in a deep rut. 

Unfortunately, likes and re-shares haven’t gotten me any closer to my goal of seeing this writing moving to other media (i.e. physical book or e-book form). 

Though I’ve received a handful of donations from generous followers, my attempts at fundraising here have largely fallen on deaf ears. With over 22,000 + followers worldwide, only about a dozen people have ever donated. And with Tumblr not having any other method of generating revenue like banner advertising or sponsorship, I’m a loss as what to do next.

As a last resort, I’m seriously considering deleting this blog from here. If anyone can offer some sound advice as to what I can do to take this thing to the next level, I’d greatly appreciate it.

Thank you for your enthusiasm and support,
Jeff H.