The Rolling Stones by Dezo Hoffmann

The Rolling Stones:
50 Years of Badboy Magnetism

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On April 16th, 1964, two-year-old London rock and roll band the Rolling Stones released their debut album “The Rolling Stones: England’s Newest Hitmakers.” Earlier in the year, a certain Liverpudlian foursome had inaugurated the British Invasion with two LPs – “Introducing… The Beatles” and “Meet The Beatles” – and three appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show. The response to [...]

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KISS by Adrian Boot

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame:
Meet the Class of 2014

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions are always eclectic, but the class of 2014 is particularly diverse. Next Thursday, April 10th, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, the Rock Hall welcomes controversial troubadour Cat Stevens (aka Yusuf Islam), blue-eyed soul hit makers Hall & Oates, California songbird Linda Ronstadt, prog pop progenitor [...]

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Marvin Gaye by Jim Hendin

Higher Ground
With Marvin Gaye

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Marvin Gaye’s first hit single was called “Stubborn Kind of Fellow,” and it couldn’t have more accurately described its creator. Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jr. discovered Gaye when he was touring as back-up singer, and quickly signed him to Tamla, a subsidiary of Motown. His 1961 debut “The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye,” a collection [...]

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Marilyn Monroe by Bruno Bernard

Father of the Pin-Up
Bruno Bernard

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On July 24, 1946, Norma Jean Dougherty sat for her first professional photo session with Bruno Bernard. Recalling the shoot eight years later, Marilyn Monroe (née Norman Jean) credited the photographer with launching her dazzling flight to stardom. “Remember Bernie,” she wrote, “you started it all.” Coined the “King of Glamour,” Bruno Bernard, proprietor of [...]

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Keith Richards, Mick Jagger & Peter Tosh by Peter Simon

Through The Lens
of Peter Simon

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From rollicking bluesmen to rock icons to sports legends, the lens of photographer Peter Simon has recorded some of the greatest figures and moments in pop history. Rock Paper Photo is pleased to present more than a dozen additions to our online collection of Peter’s work, available as hand-signed and numbered limited edition prints.  Featured [...]

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