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

Photos by Frank Mastropolo

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Barbra Streisand at her New York home with her son Jason in 1967. 

Photos by Bob Willoughby

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Keith Haring body painting Grace Jones in New York City, 1985.

Photos by Tseng Kwong Chi

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Nat King Cole Quartet photographed by Herman Leonard in New York, 1949.   

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Andy Warhol inside his original silver Factory at 47th St in New York City, 1965.  

Photos by Bob Adelman

In August 1939, Life magazine sent photographer Charles Peterson to shoot an assignment which was never featured in the magazine. This invitation only jam session was organized by jazz guitarist Eddie Condon and promoter Ernie Anderson. It took place in New York at the Riverside Drive apartment of cartoonist Burris Jenkins. The guest list included Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Ivie Anderson, Hot Lips Page, Billie Holiday, Harry Lim, Pee Wee Russell, Johnny Hodges, Chu Berry, Cozy Cole, Clyde Newcombe, Bud Freeman, and Dave Tough.

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Funk singer Betty Davis with her husband Miles Davis in front of one of his paintings at their home in New York City, October 1969.

Photos by Baron Wolman

Keith Haring, Grace Jones, Fela Kuti, and Jean Michel Basquiat at Mr. Chow in New York City, 1986.

Photos by Andy Warhol  

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Opera singer Margaret Tynes photographed by Carl Van Vechten on September 29, 1959.

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Madonna photographed by Richard Corman, 1983.