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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.

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    John Lennon, The Beatles, UK, 1965

    John Lennon, The Beatles, UK, 1965

    Photo: Duffy © Duffy Archive

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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.

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    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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    Sue Clasen
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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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