Media is packed with shiny covers and airbrushed images of celebrities we love, but the candid behind-the-scenes images that capture the unpolished truths and honest emotions of these famous faces are what show someone we can actually relate to.

Here is a time travel to the glory days of the greatest pop culture legends of all time. Incredible timeless images captured by utterly talented photographers offer a glimpse into iconic moments of celebrities‘ lives and let us feel like a small part of their intriguing world. Some of them are not with us anymore, others’ fame has vanished, but these vintage images of the biggest names of the last decades hold many memories and make us remember why these people are so special.

Morrison Hotel Gallery has collected thousands of nostalgic images featuring some of the most popular artists and events in history. It is the world's leading brand for fine art music photography representing over 125 of the greatest music photographers and their archives.

Take the trip down the memory lane through the gallery of some rare pictures from the past you probably haven‘t seen before, to remember and celebrate icons in their golden days.

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#1 Audrey Hepburn, 1967

Audrey Hepburn, 1967

Photo: Terry O’Neill

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J.B. 1 month ago

I loved her as a kid, she was just so elegant. There's a great podcast episode about her, here: https://www.mobituaries.com/the-podcast/season-1/audrey-hepburn-death-of-an-icon/

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#2 David Bowie, The Man Who Fell To Earth, 1975

David Bowie, The Man Who Fell To Earth, 1975

Photo: Geoff MacCormack

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Monty Is Fiennes 1 month ago

Bowie <3

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#3 Elton John, The Muppet Show, Elstree Studios, England

Elton John, The Muppet Show, Elstree Studios, England

Photo: Terry O’Neill

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Iván Galarraga 1 month ago

Best Muppet Show Guest Star ever

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#4 Amy Winehouse, London, 2004

Amy Winehouse, London, 2004

Photo: Jake Chessum

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Monty Is Fiennes 1 month ago

Irreplaceable...

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#5 David Bowie And Elizabeth Taylor, 1975

David Bowie And Elizabeth Taylor, 1975

Photo: Terry O’Neil

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Word Weaver 1 month ago

Nowadays it’s w a juul

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#6 Freddie Mercury & Mick Rock

Freddie Mercury & Mick Rock

Photo: Mick Rock

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FortnitePlayerGirl 1 month ago (edited)

Made my day. Freddie was a musical genius who will be forever remembered.

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#7 Janis Joplin And Tina Turner At Madison Square Garden, November 27, 1969

Janis Joplin And Tina Turner At Madison Square Garden, November 27, 1969

Photo: Amalie R. Rothschild

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Aminat Temicheva 1 month ago

Queens!

#8 Led Zeppelin In Front Of The Starship, 1973

Led Zeppelin In Front Of The Starship, 1973

Photo: Bob Gruen

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Iván Galarraga 1 month ago

Their own stairway to heaven

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#9 Paul Newman, Burbank, CA, 1958

Paul Newman, Burbank, CA, 1958

Photo: John R. Hamilton

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Aminat Temicheva 1 month ago

A true talent and a gentleman!

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#10 Debbie Harry, Late 1970s

Debbie Harry, Late 1970s

Photo: Chris Stein

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Agnes Jekyll 1 month ago

Deeply cool

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#11 Tina Turner, Paris, 1984

Tina Turner, Paris, 1984

Photo: Bob Gruen

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SupriyaG 1 month ago

And those biceps..

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#12 Cher, 'I'd Rather Believe In You' Album Cover, 1976

Cher, 'I'd Rather Believe In You' Album Cover, 1976

Photo: Norman Seeff

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diane a 1 month ago

People forget what a beauty she was, as well as a great singer and actress.

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#13 Paul & Linda Mccartney, Cover Of Life Magazine, 1971

Paul & Linda Mccartney, Cover Of Life Magazine, 1971

Photo: Henry Diltz

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Kathryn Baylis 1 month ago

They were such a great couple. Iconic.

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#14 Elizabeth Taylor, Culver City, CA, 2000

Elizabeth Taylor, Culver City, CA, 2000

Photo: Timothy White

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glowworm2 1 month ago

Look how happy she is to see the paparazzi! 🤣

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#15 Mick Jagger And John Lennon, Abbey Road Studios, London, 1967

Mick Jagger And John Lennon, Abbey Road Studios, London, 1967

Photo: David Magnus

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Monty Is Fiennes 1 month ago

I want Lennon's coat...

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#16 David Bowie & Aretha Franklin, Grammy Awards, NYC, 1975

David Bowie & Aretha Franklin, Grammy Awards, NYC, 1975

Photo: Bob Gruen

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April Simnel 1 month ago

"I'm so happy, I could kiss David Bowie!"

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#17 Bob Marley, Essex House, NYC, 1980

Bob Marley, Essex House, NYC, 1980

Photo: Ebet Roberts

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Aminat Temicheva 1 month ago

This man really had a heart of gold! His music still brings me to tears.

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#18 Cher, 1976

Cher, 1976

Photo: Norman Seeff

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Kathryn Baylis 1 month ago

I still would kill for her shape. I always wanted to be tall and slender.

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#19 Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac At JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, 1978

Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac At JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, 1978

Photo: Steve Joester

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Kathryn Baylis 1 month ago

She went to my high school for a year; Arcadia High School, Arcadia, CA. Unfortunately, it was before I went there. I looked her up in the yearbook from that year, and found out her real name is Stephanie Nixon.

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#20 Faye Dunaway, Beverly Hills Hotel, CA, 1977

Faye Dunaway, Beverly Hills Hotel, CA, 1977

Photo: Terry O’Neill

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Princess Dram 1 month ago

is that an academy/oscar award she's staring at?

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#21 Nirvana, 1993

Nirvana, 1993

Photo: Jesse Frohman

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Ben Smith 1 month ago

They changed the world

#22 Yoko Ono And John Lennon, Butterfly Studios, NYC, 1972

Yoko Ono And John Lennon, Butterfly Studios, NYC, 1972

Photo: Bob Gruen

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#23 Cyndi Lauper, 1984

Cyndi Lauper, 1984

Photo: Richard E. Aaron

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Monty Is Fiennes 1 month ago

Love ....

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#24 Brigitte Bardot, Cuautla, Mexico, 1964

Brigitte Bardot, Cuautla, Mexico, 1964

Photo: John R. Hamilton

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SupriyaG 1 month ago

Beauty!

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#25 Frank Sinatra, Capitol Records, Hollywood, CA, 1956

Frank Sinatra, Capitol Records, Hollywood, CA, 1956

Photo c/o Frank Sinatra Estate

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Cristina Staicu 1 month ago

ufff the charm of this fellow <3

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#26 Stevie Wonder, Dance Theater Of Harlem, NYC, 1976

Stevie Wonder, Dance Theater Of Harlem, NYC, 1976

Photo: Allan Tannenbaum

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Milena 1 month ago

Amazing artist!!!

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#27 David Bowie, “Keep Your ‘Lectric Eye”, 1973

David Bowie, “Keep Your ‘Lectric Eye”, 1973

Photo: Masayoshi Sukita

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Monty Is Fiennes 1 month ago

Perfect...

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#28 Dolly Parton And Mick Jagger, Bottom Line Concert, May, 1977

Dolly Parton And Mick Jagger, Bottom Line Concert, May, 1977

Photo: Allan Tannenbaum

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Agnes Jekyll 1 month ago

Love everything about her. Class act.

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#29 The Jackson 5, Encino, CA, 1974

The Jackson 5, Encino, CA, 1974

Photo: John R. Hamilton

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Aminat Temicheva 1 month ago

Their story is unfortunately so tragic... I'm glad Janet is doing well!

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#30 Paul Mccartney With Anti-Beatles Button, 1964

Paul Mccartney With Anti-Beatles Button, 1964

Photo c/o The Vincent Vigil Collection

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Kathryn Baylis 1 month ago

Think of all the valuable original issue albums and records the anti-Beatles destroyed. Zero taste in music.

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#31 Gloria Steinem, Palm Beach, FL, 1971

Gloria Steinem, Palm Beach, FL, 1971

Photo: Al Satterwhite

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Maddie 1 month ago

She’s my childhood hero. An absolute journalistic icon

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#32 The Beatles, Filming 'Help!' Bahamas, 1965

The Beatles, Filming 'Help!' Bahamas, 1965

Photo c/o The Vincent Vigil Collection

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Melissa D 1 month ago

Love them :) should be higher on list

#33 Bob Dylan On Train From Dublin To Belfast, 1966

Bob Dylan On Train From Dublin To Belfast, 1966

Photo: Barry Feinstein

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Elizabeth 1 month ago

He's the one musician who boggles my mind the most. He's an incredible songwriter and musician to be sure. I always wonder why he doesn't have other people sing for him, it sounds like he's hurting his voice. I know many will disagree with me though

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#34 Kate Bush, 1978

Kate Bush, 1978

Photo: Gered Mankowitz

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Monty Is Fiennes 1 month ago

My Goddess.......

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#35 Jim Morrison, Fantasy Fair, Mill Valley, CA, 1967

Jim Morrison, Fantasy Fair, Mill Valley, CA, 1967

Photo: Elaine Mayes

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Brenda Swann 1 month ago

He is jammin with Amy, Janis, and Jim. Man can you imagine the festival of all those beautiful people. Tickets ..... priceless

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#36 Billy Idol, Max's Kansas City, NYC, 1978

Billy Idol, Max's Kansas City, NYC, 1978

Photo: Ebet Roberts

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April Simnel 1 month ago

There's episodes of Marc Bolan's old show "Marc" on YouTube. Only one series of 6 episodes was made (in 1978). On the last one, not only was Bowie on performing "Heroes", but Billy Idol and his band Generation X made their TV debut. They had to borrow Marc's guitar for their set. It was a very odd show (to me, anyway). There was never a chance to do another series because Marc died a couple of weeks after taping that episode.

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#37 Janis Joplin, Hollywood, CA, 1970

Janis Joplin, Hollywood, CA, 1970

Photo: Barry Feinstein

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Kathryn Baylis 1 month ago

This was an album cover, as I recall. Pearl, I think.

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#38 Whitney Houston, NYC, 1990

Whitney Houston, NYC, 1990

Photo: Timothy White

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Toujin C'Thlu 1 month ago

She had such a beautiful voice. Truly a tragedy what happened to her and her daughter

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#39 Yoko Ono, NYC, 1973

Yoko Ono, NYC, 1973

Photo: Bob Gruen

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Kathryn Baylis 1 month ago

I didn't like her then, but times change, and I've gotten older and more experienced. Relationships don't always work out. John was probably not easy to live with, for either Cynthia or Yoko. It was what it was.

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#40 Robert Mapplethorpe And Patti Smith, New York City, 1969

Robert Mapplethorpe And Patti Smith, New York City, 1969

Photo: Norman Seeff

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Toujin C'Thlu 1 month ago

Two creative rebels who are often under-appreciated

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#41 The Supremes, 1965

The Supremes, 1965

Photo: Art Shay

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Brenda Swann 1 month ago

The music of my youth. Amazing what they had to endure at a time when life was far from ‘Rock Star’. Such a road they paved, and most survived, in spite of the crap thrown at them.

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#42 Gregg Allman And Cher, Los Angeles, CA, 1977

Gregg Allman And Cher, Los Angeles, CA, 1977

Photo: Norman Seeff

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Brenda Swann 1 month ago

I see amazing talent, and moments of love lost

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#43 Steve Jobs, Woodside, CA, 1984

Steve Jobs, Woodside, CA, 1984

Photo: Norman Seeff

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Toujin C'Thlu 1 month ago

I remember those computers

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#44 Elvis Presley, Miami, FL, 1956

Elvis Presley, Miami, FL, 1956

Photo: Charles Trainor

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Aminat Temicheva 1 month ago

The undisputed king!

#45 Robert Plant, Led Zeppelin, 1970

Robert Plant, Led Zeppelin, 1970

Photo: Peter Simon

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Bluebell Rizzi 2 weeks ago

That is hair goals.

#46 Tupac Shakur, New York City, 1993

Tupac Shakur, New York City, 1993

Photo: Danny Clinch

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Aminat Temicheva 1 month ago

It's so sad he was taken from us so soon. His music will live on forever!

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#47 Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger

Photo: Terry O'Neill

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diane a 1 month ago

In his "girl" phase

#48 John Lennon And Yoko Ono, Central Park, NYC, 1980

John Lennon And Yoko Ono, Central Park, NYC, 1980

Photo: Allan Tannenbaum

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Kathryn Baylis 1 month ago

Wow. If this was the end of 1980, we weren't going to have him much longer. I remember the moment his death was announced. I was 20 years old and working at an airport. I saw people come off planes, see the TVs showing the news, and just stand there, as shocked and silent as the rest of us were. I cried. The Beatles, together and separately, were a major part of my childhood and teens. I miss the music he didn't get to make.

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#49 Keith Richards, The Rolling Stones, 1963

Keith Richards, The Rolling Stones, 1963

Photo: Terry O’Neill

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Toujin C'Thlu 1 month ago

I'm just amazed he's still alive today.

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#50 Bruce Springsteen, Darkness Cover - Full Frame, 1978

Bruce Springsteen, Darkness Cover - Full Frame, 1978

Photo: Frank Stefanko

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Toujin C'Thlu 1 month ago

Still going strong today

#51 Madonna, 1980

Madonna, 1980

Photo: Mick Rock

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Monty Is Fiennes 1 month ago

This was when I loved her... my first female idol as a very little girl...besides my Mum...

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#52 Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, 1984

Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, 1984

Photo: Lynn Goldsmith

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Michael Hardesty 1 month ago

Actually he was enjoying a very successful solo career at this point.

#53 John Lennon, The Beatles, UK, 1965

John Lennon, The Beatles, UK, 1965

Photo: Duffy © Duffy Archive

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#54 Keith Richards And Patti Hansen, New York, 1981

Keith Richards And Patti Hansen, New York, 1981

Photo: Lynn Goldsmith

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Agnes Jekyll 1 month ago

Or "Keith Richards and someone's hair"

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#55 Liza Minnelli, NYC, 1996

Liza Minnelli, NYC, 1996

Photo: Timothy White

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#56 Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart

Photo: Terry O'Neill

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Nikki D 1 month ago

That don't impress me much♪

#57 Black Sabbath, London, 1973

Black Sabbath, London, 1973

Photo: Duffy

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Toujin C'Thlu 1 month ago

Is it just me, or did Ozzy look quite handsome when he was younger?

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#58 Lou Reed And Nico, 1975

Lou Reed And Nico, 1975

Photo: Mick Rock

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#59 Jim Morrison, Los Angeles, CA, 1969

Jim Morrison, Los Angeles, CA, 1969

Photo: Henry Diltz

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Patrick McKemie 1 month ago

He looks like Ted Bundy

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#60 Roger Moore, 1973

Roger Moore, 1973

Photo: Terry O'Neill

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diane a 1 month ago

He was ok. Him and his wife (Dorothy Squires) used to own an apartment next door to me . Ugliest and biggest building in the town - great views.

#61 Carly Simon, 1981

Carly Simon, 1981

Photo: Lynn Goldsmith

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diane a 1 month ago

Love her - married to James Taylor for a while.

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#62 Sheryl Crow At Her Home Just Outside Nashville, TN

Sheryl Crow At Her Home Just Outside Nashville, TN

Photo: David McCliste

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Bambi 3 weeks ago

Date?

#63 Boy George, New York City, 1993

Boy George, New York City, 1993

Photo: Catherine McGann

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Laura White 1 month ago

I was jealous because he could do his make-up better than me.

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#64 Jay Z, 1988

Jay Z, 1988

Photo: Timothy White

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Joanne 1 month ago

That is so cute. This makes me realize I've never before seen a picture of when he was young.

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#65 Mick Fleetwood, West Africa, 1981

Mick Fleetwood, West Africa, 1981

Photo: Richard E. Aaron

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Nancy Jeckells 1 month ago

brilliant drummer!

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#66 Michael Jackson And The Jackson 5, 1970

Michael Jackson And The Jackson 5, 1970

Photo: Lynn Goldsmith

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Margie S. 1 month ago

And Andy Warhol.

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#67 Lana Del Rey, Carson, CA, 2017

Lana Del Rey, Carson, CA, 2017

Photo: Adam Elmakias

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#68 Courtney Love, New York City, 2009

Courtney Love, New York City, 2009

Photo: Clay Patrick McBride

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Sue Clasen 1 month ago

So many sad, depressed or melancholic eyes in this photo gallery, take a look again except for Steve Wonder and the group surrounding him, they seem to be having a good time

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