Through The Lens

Rock ‘n’ roll isn’t just musical; it’s also visual. This is where we look through the viewfinder at iconic, memorable, stunning and beautiful images of classic rock acts and the photographers that capture them.

The Story of the Crosby, Stills & Nash Album Cover

In 1969, Henry Diltz got an assignment to take publicity shots for a new supergroup, who had just finished recording their debut. He takes us behind the scenes

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Elliott Landy on His Famed Bob Dylan ‘Infrared’ Photo

In the summer of 1968, the photographer was assigned to shoot the cover for a story on “the most important musician in the world.” He shares how it happened

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Bob Dylan ‘Nashville Skyline’ Cover: The Inside Story

Elliott Landy talks about the magic hour of light and serendipity of his photo. “[Bob] stopped at the coat rack and grabbed a hat. ‘Do you think we could use this?’”

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Henry Diltz on the Early ‘70s Los Angeles Music Scene

The legendary photographer shares his recollections–and photos–of many of that vibrant music scene’s fixtures including Linda, Joni, Jackson and the Eagles

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The Making of the ‘Sweet Baby James’ Album Cover

By late 1969, Henry Diltz had been shooting many top recording artists in Southern California when he got a call to shoot a 21-year-old singer-songwriter

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Beatles 1968 Photos From Pattie Boyd

A rare group of photographs documenting the group’s historic visit to Rishikesh, India, in 1968, have surfaced in a portfolio compiled by George Harrison’s former wife

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When Eddie Van Halen Won the Internet With Family Pics

In 2019, a week after reports of health issues arose, the guitar legend appeared in a series of photos that elevated him to heights he likely never imagined

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Linda Ronstadt’s Album Designer, Kosh, Talks Covers

We go behind the scenes with her longtime collaborator who earned 3 Grammys for his work with her. “She never seemed to really appreciate how good she was”

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Woodstock ’69 Through the Lens of Photographer Henry Diltz

He shares his story of the weeks leading up to the legendary festival and of the event itself. “I had the Golden Pass. I was working for the producer”

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Grace Slick: Amazing Photo at 1969 Woodstock Festival

We asked photographer Elliott Landy, for a special image of the classic rock legend at the 1969 Woodstock Festival. And did he come through!

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