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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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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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Elton John, The Muppet Show, Elstree Studios, England

Elton John, The Muppet Show, Elstree Studios, England

Photo: Terry O’Neill

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David Bowie And Elizabeth Taylor, 1975

David Bowie And Elizabeth Taylor, 1975

Photo: Terry O’Neil

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Freddie Mercury & Mick Rock

Freddie Mercury & Mick Rock

Photo: Mick Rock

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FortnitePlayerGirl
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5 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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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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Led Zeppelin In Front Of The Starship, 1973

Led Zeppelin In Front Of The Starship, 1973

Photo: Bob Gruen

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Paul Newman, Burbank, CA, 1958

Paul Newman, Burbank, CA, 1958

Photo: John R. Hamilton

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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
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Elizabeth Taylor, Culver City, CA, 2000

Elizabeth Taylor, Culver City, CA, 2000

Photo: Timothy White

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

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

Photo: Bob Gruen

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Bob Marley, Essex House, NYC, 1980

Bob Marley, Essex House, NYC, 1980

Photo: Ebet Roberts

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Aminat Temicheva
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Cher, 1976

Cher, 1976

Photo: Norman Seeff

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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
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Faye Dunaway, Beverly Hills Hotel, CA, 1977

Faye Dunaway, Beverly Hills Hotel, CA, 1977

Photo: Terry O’Neill

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Brigitte Bardot, Cuautla, Mexico, 1964

Brigitte Bardot, Cuautla, Mexico, 1964

Photo: John R. Hamilton

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Frank Sinatra, Capitol Records, Hollywood, CA, 1956

Frank Sinatra, Capitol Records, Hollywood, CA, 1956

Photo c/o Frank Sinatra Estate

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Stevie Wonder, Dance Theater Of Harlem, NYC, 1976

Stevie Wonder, Dance Theater Of Harlem, NYC, 1976

Photo: Allan Tannenbaum

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

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

Photo: Masayoshi Sukita

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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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The Jackson 5, Encino, CA, 1974

The Jackson 5, Encino, CA, 1974

Photo: John R. Hamilton

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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
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Gloria Steinem, Palm Beach, FL, 1971

Gloria Steinem, Palm Beach, FL, 1971

Photo: Al Satterwhite

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Maddie
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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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
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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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
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Janis Joplin, Hollywood, CA, 1970

Janis Joplin, Hollywood, CA, 1970

Photo: Barry Feinstein

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Whitney Houston, NYC, 1990

Whitney Houston, NYC, 1990

Photo: Timothy White

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Toujin C'Thlu
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Yoko Ono, NYC, 1973

Yoko Ono, NYC, 1973

Photo: Bob Gruen

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Kathryn Baylis
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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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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The Supremes, 1965

The Supremes, 1965

Photo: Art Shay

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Brenda Swann
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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 c**p 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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Elvis Presley, Miami, FL, 1956

Elvis Presley, Miami, FL, 1956

Photo: Charles Trainor

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Robert Plant, Led Zeppelin, 1970

Robert Plant, Led Zeppelin, 1970

Photo: Peter Simon

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Tupac Shakur, New York City, 1993

Tupac Shakur, New York City, 1993

Photo: Danny Clinch

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger

Photo: Terry O'Neill

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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
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Bruce Springsteen, Darkness Cover - Full Frame, 1978

Bruce Springsteen, Darkness Cover - Full Frame, 1978

Photo: Frank Stefanko

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Madonna, 1980

Madonna, 1980

Photo: Mick Rock

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, 1984

Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, 1984

Photo: Lynn Goldsmith

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Michael Hardesty
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Gracie Winchester
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's so terribly sad that he's gone. I love this picture. I love John Lennon. I love the Beatles.

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Keith Richards And Patti Hansen, New York, 1981

Keith Richards And Patti Hansen, New York, 1981

Photo: Lynn Goldsmith

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Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart

Photo: Terry O'Neill

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Black Sabbath, London, 1973

Black Sabbath, London, 1973

Photo: Duffy

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Lou Reed And Nico, 1975

Lou Reed And Nico, 1975

Photo: Mick Rock

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Roger Moore, 1973

Roger Moore, 1973

Photo: Terry O'Neill

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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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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Boy George, New York City, 1993

Boy George, New York City, 1993

Photo: Catherine McGann

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Jay Z, 1988

Jay Z, 1988

Photo: Timothy White

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Mick Fleetwood, West Africa, 1981

Mick Fleetwood, West Africa, 1981

Photo: Richard E. Aaron

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Michael Jackson And The Jackson 5, 1970

Michael Jackson And The Jackson 5, 1970

Photo: Lynn Goldsmith

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Lana Del Rey, Carson, CA, 2017

Lana Del Rey, Carson, CA, 2017

Photo: Adam Elmakias

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Courtney Love, New York City, 2009

Courtney Love, New York City, 2009

Photo: Clay Patrick McBride

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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