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Kurt Cobain Rare Pictures

23 Nov

Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – c. April 5, 1994) was an American singer-songwriter, musician and artist, best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the grunge band Nirvana. Cobain formed Nirvana with Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington in 1985 and established it as part of the Seattle music scene, having its debut album Bleach released on the independent record label Sub Pop in 1989. After signing with major label DGC Records, the band found breakthrough success with “Smells Like Teen Spirit” from its second album Nevermind (1991). Following the success of Nevermind, Nirvana was labeled “the flagship band” of Generation X, and Cobain hailed as “the spokesman of a generation”. [Wikipedia]

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Rare John Lennon pictures taken two days before Beatle was murdered

10 Nov

Two photos of John taken just two days before that last day in December of 1980. ‘The pictures show Lennon relaxed and happy wearing a round-neck blue jumper and distinctive glasses with blue tinted lenses. He is seen alongside wife Yoko Ono and various others including Radio One disc jockey Andy Peebles who was interviewing him at the time at the Hit Factory studio. Lennon’s three hour interview with Peebles has become known as The Last Lennon Tapes. In a touch of irony, the DJ’s last question to him was about his personal security to which Lennon replied that he felt safe and comfortable on the streets of New York.’ (Source)

Madonna on the Covers of Magazines

3 Nov

Madonna’s debut album was released in 1983. Since then various magazines featured the popular singer-songwriter on their covers. Let’s take a look at the evolution of Madonna’s look on magazine covers from 1983 till nowadays.

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Elvis playing football

3 Nov

John Lennon in Pictures

9 Oct
A young John Lennon is pictured with his mother Julia at the home of his aunt Mimi, where he grew up. Picture: Mercury Press Agency / Rex Features

Circa 1948: John Lennon is pictured as a young boy in a school uniform and cap.
Picture: Pictorial Press/Getty Images

1960: George Harrison, Stuart Sutcliffe and John Lennon pose in a Hamburg fairground.
Picture: PA

December 1961: John Lennon is pictured live on stage with The Beatles at the Cavern
Club in Matthew Street, Liverpool. Picture: Evening Standard/Getty Images

December 1963: The Beatles pose with Eric and Ernie during the filming of
The Morecambe and Wise Show. Picture: ITV / Rex Features

February 9, 1964: Ed Sullivan stands with The Beatles during a rehearsal for the British group’s first American appearance, in New York. Picture: AP

1964: The Beatles wave a Union flag as they board a flight in Paris, bound for home.
Picture: Daily Mail / Rex Features

1964: The Beatles take a blow from Cassius Clay while visiting the heavyweight contender’s training camp in Miami Beach. Picture: Special Wire Picture / Rex Features

June 7, 1966: John Lennon is pictured in uniform during the filming of “How I Won The War”
in Hamburg, Germany. Picture: Daily Mail / Rex Features

1967: John poses with his psychedelic Rolls Royce. Picture: KEYSTONE USA / Rex Features

June 30, 1967: The Beatles are pictured at the EMI studios in Abbey Road, as they prepare for ‘Our World’, a world-wide live television show broadcasting to 24 countries with a potential audience of 400 million. Picture: David Magnus / Rex Features

June 15, 1968: John Lennon, son Julian and Yoko Ono with Brian Jones and Roger Daltrey on the set of ‘The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus’. Picture: DAVID MAGNUS / Rex Features

March 20, 1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono are pictured in Gibraltar,
where they got married. Picture: Daily Mail / Rex Features

1969: John Lennon pictured with his wife Yoko Ono during a peace protest.
Picture: Keystone/Getty Images

March 1969: John and Yoko stage a bed-in for peace at the Amsterdam Hilton. Picture: KEYSTONE USA / Rex Features

February 19, 1970: John Lennon and Yoko Ono give their newly cut hair to black power leader
Michael X in return for a pair of Muhammad Ali’s boxing shorts.
Picture: Terry Disney/Express/Getty Images

November 28, 1974: John Lennon’s last concert, as he shares a stage with Elton John at Madison Square Garden in New York. Picture: STEVE MORLEY / Rex Features

1974: John Lennon is pictured with his personal assistant May Pang. Picture: ARCHIVE PHOTOS / Rex Features

January 16, 1977: John Lennon and Yoko Ono at Jimmy Carter’s Inaugural Ball, Washington, DC. Picture: AG / KEYSTONE USA / Rex Features

December 8, 1980: John Lennon is pictured with Mark Chapman outside the Dakota building. John is signing his autograph on an album cover for Chapman

December 8, 1980: John Lennon poses with fan Paul Goresh in the last picture of him ever taken, on the day of his death. Picture: Everett Collection / Rex Features

December 1980: Crowds gathering outside the home of John Lennon in New York after the news that he had been shot and killed. A flag flies at half-mast over the building. Picture: Keystone/Getty Images

Freddie Mercury’s Birthday

4 Sep

Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara), (5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was a British musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. As a performer, he was known for his flamboyant stage persona and powerful vocals over a four-octave range. As a songwriter, Mercury composed many hits for Queen, including “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Killer Queen”, “Somebody to Love”, “Don’t Stop Me Now”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “We Are the Champions”. In addition to his work with Queen, he led a solo career, penning hits such as “Barcelona”, “I Was Born to Love You” and “Living on My Own”. Mercury also occasionally served as a producer and guest musician (piano or vocals) for other artists. He died of bronchopneumonia brought on by AIDS on 24 November 1991, only one day after publicly acknowledging he had the disease. [via Wikipedia]

Mercury performing in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1978 with Queen

The house in Zanzibar where Mercury lived in his early years

Freddie Mercury in 1978

Mercury performing live in 1984

Freddie Mercury playing guitar during a live concert with Queen in Frankfurt, Germany, 1984

The front cover of The Sun the day after Mercury’s death

With Queen in New Haven, Connecticut in 1978

Photos of Famous Musicians Playing Sport

4 Sep
Bob Dylan in 1969

George Harrison

Elton John, then owner of the NASL’s Los Angeles Aztecs, takes a graceful swing in front of famous footballer George Best

Rod Stewart is a well-known soccer enthusiast

Elvis Presley

 Robert Plant playing soccer in a speedo

Joan Jett after a run at the 1978 Rock and Roll Sports Classic

Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix fooling around with a soccer ball backstage

Pat Boone and Trini Lopez making a racket, 1975

Ray Davies and John Dalton of the Kinks playing table tennis

 Zappa playing table tennis

Bob Dylan takes a dive