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.

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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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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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 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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That ‘Don’t Touch My Records!’ Scene in ‘Diner’

The film is a portrait of a time in America when all seemed innocent and carefree but was not: bubbling just underneath, trouble and tension.

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Robbie Robertson Reunites With The Band Photographer Elliott Landy

At the U.S. premiere of the documentary, Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band, the musician offered his praise: “He was part of the family”

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Beatles 1968 Photos From Pattie Boyd, Revealed

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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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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Smithsonian Rocks: Behind the Fan Photo Book

The Smithsonian asked fans to send them rock-related photos and stories. We spoke with the author about the making of ‘Smithsonian Rock and Roll.”

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