Ebony magazine covers from 1966
Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate photographed by John Kelly, 1968.
Ike and Tina Turner during a press conference at the Amsterdam RAI, before their appearance at the Grand Gala du Disque on March 7, 1969.
A decade removed from fame and recently out of rehab, a 24-year-old Frankie Lymon shows off dance moves to a cheering crowd from his old neighborhood in Harlem in 1967. Frankie is also pictured shopping for music and chatting with his neighbor Margaret Williams. Frankie and his group once rehearsed in her apartment. Frankie was preparing for a comeback before he relapsed and died from a heroin overdose at the age of 25 on February 27, 1968.
When Phil Spector and his wife Ronnie Spector adopted their son Donté
Phil tried to pass him off as their biological child. He wrote an actual theatrical script breakdown for Ronnie to manage the unveiling of their new child. Two years later, Phil gave Ronnie a set of adopted twins for Christmas. Just a few months after that, she escaped. Ronnie
had been tormented by Phil and kept prisoner in his mansion throughout their marriage. The day after their wedding in 1968 he surrounded the estate with a barbed-wire fence. Bars went on the windows next, and monitoring intercoms were installed in all the rooms. Then a set of 10-foot electrified gates went up. He would hide her shoes so she couldn’t leave on her own. On the rare occasions she was permitted to leave Phil made her drive with a life-size blow-up doll of himself. He frequently pulled a gun on her and installed a gold coffin with a glass top in the basement, promising that he would kill her if she tried to leave him. She escaped barefoot with the help of her mother in 1972.
In 2009, Phil was sentenced to 19 years to life for shooting actress Lana Clarkson to death at his home in 2003.
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell (1968)
performing with Big Brother & the Holding Company
at the Monterey Pop Festival on June 18, 1967.
The Rolling Stones during a press conference at the
on March 29, 1967.