Category: 1970s music

David Bowie photographed Tom Kelley, 1975.  

David Bowie photographed Tom Kelley, 1975.  

Rufus & Chaka Khan video shoot for “…

Rufus & Chaka Khan video shoot for “Masterjam” in 1979.

twixnmix: Ike & Tina Turner (1975) 

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Ike & Tina Turner (1975) 

John Lennon at Lou Adler’s home in Beverly Hil…

John Lennon at Lou Adler’s home in Beverly Hills, California, November 1973. This image was taken during the promotion of his latest album ‘Mind Games’.

Lou Adler was a Grammy Award-winning American record producer, music executive, talent manager, and co-owner of the famous Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, California.

(Photos by Michael Brennan)

twixnmix: Chaka Khan and Ike Turner (1979) 

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Chaka Khan and Ike Turner (1979) 

David Bowie with his wife Angie Bowie at Vic…

David

Bowie with his wife Angie Bowie at Victoria station before he left on a train to Paris, July 1973.

Debbie Harry photographed by Maureen Donalds…

Debbie Harry photographed by Maureen Donaldson, 1979.

twixnmix:May 1978: Sid Vicious, 21, guitarist …

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May 1978: Sid Vicious, 21, guitarist with the Sex Pistols, and girlfriend Nancy Spungen, 20, from Philadelphia, arrive at

Marylebone Magistrates court, where they are charged with having drugs at a London hotel last November.

Natalie Cole photographed by Bobby Holland, …

Natalie Cole photographed by Bobby Holland, 1978.

twixnmix: Aretha Franklin with her father, B…

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Aretha Franklin with her father,

Bishop C.L. Franklin (1915 – 1984), and her sister, fellow singer

Erma Franklin

(1938 – 2002) in New York, 1971. 

C.L. Franklin served as the pastor of New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit from 1946 to 1979. The church was a commonplace for orgies which Ray Charles described as a “sex circus.” In 1940, while married to his daughter’s mother, Barbara Siggers, C.L. Franklin fathered a daughter named Carl Ellan Kelley (née Jennings) by Mildred Jennings, a 12-year-old girl in his New Salem Baptist Church congregation. Aretha also became pregnant at the age of just 12 in 1954. She gave birth to a baby boy she named Clarence Franklin, after her dad on January 28, 1955. Rumors swirled that her own father was the father of her first child but it was Donald Burk, a guy she knew from school. At the age of 14 on January 22, 1957, Aretha had a second child named Edward Franklin after his father Edward Jordan. In 1979, C.L. was shot during an attempted robbery. He remained in a coma until his death in 1984.

Erma, the oldest of C.L. Franklin’s six children died of throat cancer in 2002.  

(Photos by Anthony Barboza)