Whitney Houston (1963 – 2012): Tribute Photo Gallery

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Photographer And LP Cover Designer William Claxton Made West Coast Jazz Look Good

Jazz Photographer William Claxton

William Claxton (1927 – 2008) made the West Coast jazz scene of the 1950ies and early sixties look good. His photos were used for countless LP covers and he was sometimes also responsible for the cover design. Most of his pictures for LP covers are very colorful and have a California touch: sun, sea, desert and fun. Back then most jazz photography was caught in clichés – harsh flashlights, sweat, and strong contrasts were dominant. Claxton gave jazz photography a fresh perspective. Read the New York Times obituary for more information about William Claxton.

Photo-Audio Mashup (audio tribute from NPR)

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Michael Jackson (1958 – 2009) Tribute Photo Gallery

Motown Publicity Shot

Motown Publicity Shot

Country Guitarist-Singer Glen Campbell Gets Ready For The Show

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Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell
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Motown Turns 50 – See Great Photo Gallery

The Marvelettes, Motown Girl Group

The Marvelettes, Motown Girl Group. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty

Originally Detroit based Motown music label celebrates its 50th birthday.  guardian.co.uk published a wonderful photo gallery of the legendary music enterprise, that launched classic girl groups like The Marvelettes, The Supremes and The Miracles and started the careers of stars like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Michael Jackson. Motown was also home to the great songwriter Norman Whitfield and the classic song writing team Brian Holland, his brother Edward Holland and Lamont Dozier.

Shot & Found: Nellie Lutcher

Selected music photographs from the Google LIFE photo archive

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Nellie Letcher (Lutcher?)

Nellie Letcher (Lutcher?)

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I think that this is singer/pianist Nellie Lutcher, although in the Google LIFE Photo Archive she is labeled “Letcher”. Does anybody know for sure? Please let me know.

Shot & Found: Bobbie Gentry

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Bobbie Gentry Crossing Tallahatchie Bridge

Bobbie Gentry Crossing Tallahatchie Bridge

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