Friday, July 13, 2012

Beldon's Blues Points: Images from music's past

Saw this picture on Facebook the other day and just had to share it. I don't have to say who's in it. From what I could determine, here is how it came about: It was taken by recording engineer/producer Eddie Kramer who frequently snapped informal pictures of the musicians he worked with. It was apparently Hendrix's birthday in 1969--I guess that would have been his last birthday--and he decided to spend it at Madison Square Garden where Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones were playing. The picture was taken of the two as they were chatting backstage. What makes it so cool is that Hendrix and Jagger are just sitting around as if they were regular folks, not iconic rock stars. Incidently, it recently went up for sale at a San Francisco exhibit. The price tag? $2,500.

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