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Jimi Hendrix performing at Fillmore East in New York City on May 10, 1968.  

Photos by Elliott Landy


A decade removed from fame and recently out of rehab, a 24-year-old Frankie Lymon shows off dance moves to a cheering crowd from his old neighborhood in Harlem in 1967. Frankie is also pictured shopping for music and chatting with his neighbor Margaret Williams. Frankie and his group once rehearsed in her apartment. Frankie was preparing for a comeback before he relapsed and died from a heroin overdose at the age of 25 on February 27, 1968.


Artist Keith Haring attends the PRO-Peace Benefit to Raise Funds for the Great Peace March at the Palladium in New York City

on January 18, 1986. 

Photos by Ron Galella


Aretha Franklin inside her New York home, 1974.

(Photos by Moneta Sleet Jr.)  

Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, and Jean-Michel Basquiat at Warhol’s studio at 860 Broadway in New York City on April 23, 1984.

Melba Moore photographed by Jack Robinson in New York, 1971.

Ike and Tina Turner photographed by Jack Robinson in New York, November 1969.  


Couples in New York City – Photos by Bob Gruen

Ike Turner & Tina Turner in Central Park on July 2, 1971.

John Lennon & Yoko Ono

on 73rd St and Central Park West on April 2,1973

Sonny Bono & Cher on Lexington Avenue on May 5, 1973. 


Nas, 2Pac, Redman, Biggie, Freedom Williams, and Chuck D at Club Amazon in New York City on July 23, 1993.

Photos by Al Pereira


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.