Category: california


Ike Turner at the Newport Pop Festival in Northridge, California on June 20, 1969.

Photos by Ed Caraeff

Self portraits by Tseng Kwong Chi (1950


World Trade Center, New York, 1979


Anaheim, 1979  

Hollywood Sign,

Los Angeles, 1979

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, 1979

Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.  1981

Place du Trocadero, Paris, 1983 

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, 1983

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, 1987

Leaning Tower of Pisa, 1989

Bob Marley performing at the Santa Barbara Bowl in California on May 31, 1976 during the Rastaman Vibration tour.

Photos by Jeffrey Mayer


Quincy Jones with wife, actress Peggy Lipton of the television show Mod Square fame, and their daughter Kidada poolside at their California home.

Photos by Moneta Sleet Jr.

The Runaways pose for portraits on the beach in Los Angeles,

April 1976.


Ike and Tina Turner at their View Park home in 1971.

Photos by Leroy Patton

Joan Jett of the rock band ‘The Runaways’ poses for a portrait by her family’s home in Canoga Park, CA in December 1976.

Sonny and Cher at their San Fernando Valley home in 1965.

Photos by Curt Gunther

On this day in music history: June 22, 1971 – “Blue”, the fourth studio album by Joni Mitchell is released. Produced by Joni Mitchell, it is recorded at A&M Studios in Hollywood, CA from January – March 1971. Issued as the follow up to ‘Ladies Of The Canyon", the deeply introspective album features songs reflecting on relationships, and comes in the wake of Mitchell’s painful break up from longtime boyfriend Graham Nash. Nash had proposed marriage to Mitchell in 1970, and she declines the proposal fearing the constraints that it will put on her personal and artistic freedom, after what she had experienced in her brief first marriage to musician Chuck Mitchell in 1965. Following her split with Nash, she flies off to Europe on vacation and writes many of the songs that turn up on the finished album. One earlier song titled “Little Green” (written in 1967) is a last minute addition. It is about the daughter she had given up for adoption, a fact that is not revealed publicly until they are reunited in 1993. The album is a major critical and commercial success upon its release, and is widely regarded as one of Joni Mitchell’s greatest artistic achievements. Due to its lasting popularity and influence, it is inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1999. The album is remastered and reissued on CD in 1997 (with HDCD encoding), restoring the original cover artwork and lyric sheet. It is also being reissued as a 180 gram vinyl LP by Rhino Records in 2009. “Blue” peaks at number fifteen on the Billboard Top 200, is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.

Founding member of the Rolling Stones, Brian Jones stands with American DJ Rodney Bingenheimer at the Monterey Pop Festival on June 18, 1967.

Photos by Ed Caraeff