Category: 1969

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Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe photographed by Norman Seeff, 1969.   

“We wanted, it seemed, what we already had, a lover and a friend to create with, side by side. To be loyal, yet be free.”- Patti Smith

In her memoir Just Kids, Patti Smith details her intense relationship with

Robert Mapplethorpe in which they struggle to become artists in New York City. They lived together at the Hotel Chelsea – home to numerous writers, musicians, actors and artists. Patti supported Robert by working in bookstores, he soon flourished as a photographer and encouraged her to pursue visual art. As a writer, Patti eventually turned her poems into songwriting. For the cover of her debut album, Horses (1975), Patti used a portrait Robert took. Once Robert came out as a gay man their intimate relationship ended but they remained friends until his death from HIV/AIDS in 1989.

Farrah Fawcett and her future husband Lee Majo…

Farrah Fawcett and her future husband Lee Majors out on the town in December, 1969 in Los Angeles, California. 

Photos by Gary Lewis

Farrah Fawcett and Lee Majors (1969)  

Farrah Fawcett and Lee Majors (1969)  

Donyale Luna in Fellini Satyricon (1969)

Donyale Luna in Fellini Satyricon (1969)

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Sonny and Cher photographed by

Tony Frank in New Orleans, 1969.

twixnmix: Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg on …

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Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg on the TV show “Four time” in 1969.

Photos by Jean Adda

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Diana Ross, Sammy Davis Jr

and Michael Jackson on The Hollywood Palace on October 18, 1969.

This was the Jackson 5′s first national television appearance.

Ike and Tina Turner (1969)

Ike and Tina Turner (1969)

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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.

twixnmix: Tina Turner and Janis Joplin at Madi…

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Tina Turner and Janis Joplin at Madison Square Garden on November 27, 1969.

Ike and Tina were supporting acts on The Rolling Stones American Tour. 

In a 2000 Canadian radio interview, Tina however didn’t seem to recall their duet. When asked if she ever performed with Janis, she answered:

“No, but Janis came and spent the last week with me before she passed. She came to the Hungry I and sat there every night and watched the performance and the week after that she passed. She was a real fan. I can’t say we got to know each other, but her last moments, may we say her last times was spent at the Hungry I in San Francisco watching Ike and Tina Turner.”