Category: 1960s music

twixnmix: The Rolling Stones on Shindig! (1965…

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The Rolling Stones on Shindig! (1965)

The Jimi Hendrix Experience photographed by Ed…

The Jimi Hendrix Experience photographed by Ed Thrasher, 1969.

Dick Clark, Anita Bryant and Bobby Rydell in…

Dick Clark, Anita Bryant and Bobby Rydell in Atlantic City, 1960.

twixnmix: The Beatles photographed by John La…

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The Beatles photographed by John Launois for The Saturday Evening Post, June 1964. 

Eddie Fisher and Ann-Margret at the 35th Annua…

Eddie Fisher and Ann-Margret at the 35th Annual Academy Awards on April 8, 1963.

Diana Ross photographed by Wallace Seawell, …

Diana Ross photographed by Wallace Seawell, 1969.

twixnmix: Brian Jones, Yoko Ono, Julian Lenno…

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Brian Jones, Yoko Ono, Julian Lennon, John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, Keith Moon, Charlie Watts

and

Bill Wyman during rehearsals for the Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus in London on December 10,1968. 

twixnmix: John Lennon and Yoko Ono photogr…

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John Lennon

and Yoko Ono photographed by Susan Wood, December 1968.

The Mamas and the Papas in Beverly Hills, 19…

The Mamas and the Papas in Beverly Hills, 1965. Photos by Bruce McBroom 

This was shot in 1965 after they got their royalty checks for their first big hit, “California Dreamin’”. They each spent their money on new expensive cars. Cass Elliot bought a Porsche, Denny bought a Lincoln Continental, and John and Michelle bought an XKE Jaguar.

twixnmix: David Ruffin and Tammi Terrell …

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David Ruffin and

Tammi Terrell

After escaping an abusive relationship with James Brown, Tammi began a volatile relationship with the lead singer David Ruffin in 1965. In 1966, David surprised her with a marriage proposal.

However, when she announced her engagement to David on stage he became upset. Tammi was devastated once she discovered that he had a wife, three children and another girlfriend in Detroit. This led to them having public fights. Tammi was portrayed in the Temptations movie during the Motown picnic scene. It is claimed that

David

hit

Tammi

with a hammer and/or a machete, though these claims were denied by

Tammi’s family. Earl Van Dyke, leader of Motown’s Funk Brothers band, recalled David beating up Tammi at the Motown Hitsville headquarters. Her sister Ludie Montgomery also confirmed a story that Tammi was hit in the face by Ruffin’s motorcycle helmet, leading to the end of their relationship in 1967. Tammi went on to record classic duets with Marvin Gaye, but she unfortunately died from a brain tumor at the age of 24 in 1970. David died of a drug overdose in 1991.