Seldom Seen Old Pics of Famous Musicians

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  1. Dave Hicks

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    I poked around a little and found this:

    Bob Dylan with writer Mason Hoffenberg and singer-songwriter John Sebastian at Café Espresso in Woodstock, New York, 1964.
    Excerpt: "How'd you meet Dylan?" "My French wife had this cousin named Hugues Aufray, who was a small-time French guitar player. He'd been doing it forever, looking like an Italian pimp, getting nowhere. But he came over to the States for a while and heard Dylan before he got big, bought some blue jeans, went back and translated Dylan's songs into French and became a big-shot French star. He's still making it. So the first time Dylan did a London concert, he wanted to see Paris and he looked this guy up. Naturally, they came over to my house, because I was an American who smoked dope. And I didn't know who Dylan was. That was about the last point in his life when he could still meet people normally. And we had a ball. I liked him a lot. I actually thought he was a hillbilly. We went to Berlin together and picked up this German girl and Dylan asked her 'What 's your name?' and she said, 'Vas?' So later, Dylan says to her 'You know what time it is, Vas?' As if somebody Jewish wouldn't know what vas meant. He was beautiful. And he said if I ever got back to the States, to stay with him in Woodstock. Which I did when my family broke up." "What was it like in Albert Grossman's house?" "I thought I was going to have a ball, because Dylan was real famous then, with girls climbing all over him. but instead of fun, it was grim, like a museum. Grossman had this sign in the driveway that said, 'If you have not telephoned, you are trespassing.' And Dylan was very uptight." "Why?" "Because he's not really into balling groupies. Millions of girls were going berserk to get to him and he was doing things like hiding in the closet whenever the door opened." "But Dylan got married then. How did that happen?" "Well, while we were living in Grossman's house, Albert had this wife or concubine or something named Sally. And Sally had a friend living there, a nice Jewish girl being helpful, doing things like picking up Dylan's notebooks and putting them away. So he married her and they had four kids in the quickest possible time."

    https://www.needsomefun.net/bob-dylan-was-at-cafe-expresso-in-woodstock-1964-23-photos/
     
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    Cool. Thanks for the info!
     
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    I read Farina's book, Been Down so Long... when I was about 20,Didn't realize he was such a cool cat. I'll have to check out his music now.
     
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    Did you know Wolf was a Farmer?
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    "Farming's always been my business," The Wolf tells his little group. "I just play blues for fun. I raise corn and cattle and soybeans. Soybeans are a good cash crop. I got about 65 acres on the Tennessee-Mississippi line." Wolf launches into an entire dissertation on soybeans, and then farming in general. "I feeds a lot of soybeans to my cattle. I got Black Angus, and Jersey cows, and some others." Wolf keeps talking about farming as he stretches his frame and fumbles through his pants pockets. "I get pretty good money for my corn." .
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    The Wolf extols his theory of farming. "I do everything the old way. Other farms collect corn with machines," he says. "I use mules. Can't pick corn with machines when it rains. It's alright to have a tractor in dry weather. When it's wet, you need a mule." (theguardian.com)
     
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    God only knows what Led Zeppelin would have done with that fish!!!
     
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    Finally! Proof that Les Paul was a Russian spy.
     
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    Jimmy Page aged 13.

     
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    Leslie West 1976

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    If you blowup the picture at the back is an ES 330 for $225 and an ES 350 for $475
     
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    A young Frank Zappa

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    Father and Son
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    Willie and Lukas
    (I know it's recent but it's still cool)
     
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    A 17 year old Kenny Burrell keeping time with Tommy Flanagan at Club 666, Detroit, 1948

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    I love him. The Wolf knew his way and he was always fun.

    <3

     
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    My favorite.
     
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    I went to see Echo In The Canyon this week. Andrew Slater's documentary about LA's Laurel Canyon music scene, 1965-67. Beach Boys, the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Mamas & the Papas, all writing their hits and evolving sounds that had a big influence on later bands, and even on their contemporaries across the Atlantic.

    Fascinating how much creative cross-pollination occurred between artists and genres, all interacting in that one area during a short-but-magical period of just a couple years.

    Featured narration by Jakob Dylan along with him doing remakes of some classic tunes from that era with Beck & Fiona Apple. Not all of the remakes were stellar but it was still fun to watch.
     
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    That sounds really interesting and cool, going to have to watch that one.
     
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    I'm looking forward to see this.
    Here's a Laurel Canyon photo
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    This was the day David Crosby brought Joni Mitchell to Cass Elliot's house to meet Eric Clapton
     
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    On this day they played their first gig.
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    One day I'll have my own Barbie
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    David and Ronson 1973
     
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