1968. rare color portraits of the 24-year-old rocker/poet Jim Morrison, plus a few previously unpublished shots of the Doors playing New York’s famed Fillmore East.
(Photos: Yale Joel—TIME & LIFE Pictures/Getty Images)
Danny Lyon published his series The Bikeriders in 1968. The book contains photographs and personal interviews collected by Lyon during his time spent with the Chicago Outlaw Motorcycle Club from 1963 to 1967.
In the introduction to the book Lyon writes, “The material in this book was collected between 1963 and 1967 in an attempt to record and glorify the life of the American bikerider. It is a personal record, dealing mostly with bikeriders whom I know and care for. If anything has guided this work beyond the facts of the worlds presented it is what I have come to believe is the spirit of the bikeriders: the spirit of the hand that twists open the throttle on the crackling engines of big bikes and rides them on racetracks or through traffic or, on occasion, into oblivion.”
Lyon’s work was influential in terms of his approach to photojournalism while also focusing attention to the growing interest in American bike culture.
[photos from 1939]
Frida Kahlo de Rivera (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954; born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón) was a Mexican painter, born in Coyoacán, and is perhaps best known for her self-portraits.
Kahlo’s life began and ended in Mexico City, in her home known as the Blue House. She gave her birth date as July 7, 1910, but her birth certificate shows July 6, 1907. Kahlo had allegedly wanted the year of her birth to coincide with the year of the beginning of theMexican revolution so that her life would begin with the birth of modern Mexico. At the age of six, Frida developed polio, which caused her right leg to appear much thinner than the other. It was to remain that way permanently. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and indigenous tradition, and by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form.
Mexican culture and Amerindian cultural tradition are important in her work, which has been sometimes characterized as Naïve art or folk art. Her work has also been described as “surrealist”, and in 1938 André Breton, principal initiator of the surrealist movement, described Kahlo’s art as a “ribbon around a bomb”.
Kahlo had a volatile marriage with the famous Mexican artist Diego Rivera. She suffered lifelong health problems, many of which derived from a traffic accident she experienced as a teenager. These issues are represented in her works, many of which are self-portraits of one sort or another. Kahlo suggested, “I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best.” She also stated, “I was born a bitch. I was born a painter.”
#1 Uppsala, Uppland, Sweden : A man and a woman, a pink parasol and Uppsala Cathedral. 1943
#2 Linköping, Östergötland, Sweden : Swimmers at Tinnerbäcksbadet open-air bathe in Linköping. 1943
#3 Göteborg (Gothenburg), Västergötland, Sweden : Henriksberg Restaurant, also called the Lind House, at Stigbergsliden in Gothenburg. 1944.
#4 Stockholm, Uppland, Sweden : Stockholm by night. Junction between Kungsgatan and Sveavägen streets in Stockholm city. 1940
#5 Göteborg (Gothenburg), Västergötland, Sweden : Flower bed with Gladiolus at Trädgårdsföreningen, The Garden Society of Gothenburg, founded in 1842. To the left a glimpse of the Palmhouse from 1878. 1944
Photos taken by : Fredrik Daniel Bruno (1882–1971) was a town engineer in Hudiksvall in the province of Hälsingland in the northern part of central Sweden. He was also a dedicated amateur photographer, and took colour slides during travels around Sweden in the 1940s and early 1950s.
Janis Showed Them.
Photos ranging from 1945-1969.
Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American singer and songwriter from Port Arthur, Texas. As a youth Joplin was ridiculed by her fellow students due to her unconventional appearance and personal beliefs. She later sang about her experience at school through her song “Ego Rock.” Early in her life, Joplin cultivated a rebellious and unconventional lifestyle, becoming a beatnik poet. She began her singing career as a folk and blues singer in San Francisco, playing clubs and bars with her guitar and auto-harp.
I just had to get out on the Texas plane, Lord, well it was bringing me down
Yeah, I had to get out of Texas, baby, Lord, it was bringing me down
I been all around the world, but Port Arthur is the worst place that I’ve ever found
I guess they couldn’t understand it there, honey, they’d laugh me off the street!
Lord, I guess they couldn’t understand me, baby, honey, they’d laugh, I said they’d laugh me right off the street, yeah
I said I want to keep on moving, baby, be the last person I ever wanna meet
Yeah, yeah, yeah, honey ain’t it hard when you’re all alone
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, honey ain’t it hard, Lord, when you’re all alone
I might die real old lady, but I’d never call Texas my home, no, no, no, oh!
You say you come from Texas, baby, she says she left Texas with just her name
[Spoken:] That’s what she told me
Yes she’s from Texas I tell you, she says she left Texas with just her name
Yes, well I swear when that girl came to the big city, Lord, she learned a brand new game
Honey, I hear you talkin’ about sorrow, baby but you don’t know my pain, that’s right!
I hear you talking about my sorrow, you don’t know my pain
You know there’s an inside kind of sorrow, Lord, the women are always singin’ the blues
All right, all right mother fucker, you sing!
You know I, I dealt the Ace to the Queen, you know I played scrabble with L.B.J.
Yes, I dealt an Ace to the Queen, didn’t I’ll tell ya I’s playin’ scrabble with L.B.J.
Well, I don’t care what the name of the game is, baby, I tell you I always seem to get my way
I used to be a doggone fool, fall for a woman’s story every time
But no more, I swear
Well, I used to be a, be a doggone fool, fall for that old woman’s story every time
Yes I, I’m a big boy now, yeah, they gotta come up with some kind of heavy line
Well, well, yeah!
Sounds like I found the man, who could take care of my time
It ain’t me babe, it ain’t me babe!
It appears to me that I found a man, that could take care of my time
Well, I got my own trouble, I got my own car, I got my own little lady, I got my hotel
Oh what are you talking about!
Don’t try to take it!
Somebody talks as fine as he does, oughta be able to take care of
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine
Woman, woman, it just makes me mad
Ahh, ahh! Woman, yeah
Woman, yeah, yeah, it just makes me mad
Oh man, shit, man…
Yes, she played me for the fool I tell ya
Yes and I’ve got to love every man she’s ever had, yeah
If I found a man who could put me down the way you do
I mean so handy-like, you know what I mean?
Yeah, I found a man, whoa, who could put me down the way you do
I mean so easy like it was second nature, y’know what I mean, man?
Ah maybe that man could help me, at least, honey I thought I would give you a chance
I said I, what I said I could try after the, after the show tonight maybe uh …
I’m just a working man, you know
Ha ha ha ha, you don’t work too hard, baby!
You know I ain’t no Hollywood star
I’m not Joe Namath, you know, I read about that in the papers today
You know I’m just a working man, you don’t work too hard, baby!
I never ran in a football game 200 yards
Ha ha ha ha ha, that’s the kinda man I like, that’s the kinda man I like
But you know I can take care of those country girls
Well I can mess around in that farmyard
Lord, Lord, whoaah!
Ha ha ha! ha. Whew! Whew! Wow! That’s getting a little too close, too heavy here
That’s Nick Gravenites, that was a tune called Ego Rock. No! ...