Category: 70s fashion

Cher performing in August 1972

Jane Fonda photographed by Bob Willoughby for “
Klute" in 1970.


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)

Bea Arthur publicity photos for “Maude” (1973)

Ike and Tina Turner performing in 1971.


by David Redfern) 

LaToya Jackson and Janet Jackson (1972)

David Bowie and his wife Angie Bowie photographed by Terry O’Neill, circa 1973.

Bianca Jagger wearing Zandra Rhodes for the Sunday Times magazine, 1972.

Photos by Eva Sereny

Cher with her husband Greg Allman and children Chastity Bono (now Chaz Bono) and Elijah Blue

Allman in 1976.

Tina Turner performing at the “Soul to Soul” concert in Accra, Ghana on March 6, 1971.