Wednesday, November 27, 2013

tangerine, tangerine, living reflections from a dream

After having the pleasure of getting to know her through various email conversations and looking through her work, I've decided that Ash King is my cosmic soulmate. She is so incredibly insightful about all things relating to music -- from embracing the flames of inspiration to create music to offering profoundly true commentary about the current state of and history of rock 'n' roll. (Please check out my interview with Ash here and become just as obsessed as I am!) In her new show, Ash created a character Wild Delilah, a combination of all the strong female figures throughout rock history (think Janis, Marianne, Stevie and the like), but it's evident that Ash herself is a force to be reckoned with. In honor of Ash's brilliant new show Coke & Sympathy: A Rock & Roll Cabaret, I've compiled some of my favorite images of the incredible female muses and musicians who have shaped rock music.  

Linda Eastman McCartney, rock photographer-turned-musician 

Anita 'the Sixth Stone' Pallenberg -- how does she always look so bewitching and enigmatic?

Jane Birkin

The GTOs, as photographed by Baron Wolman

The impossibly lovely Bebe Buell

Debbie Harry, looking heaven-sent

Gamine flower child Gail Zappa

Mama Michelle Phillips is one of the most notorious muses and is known for her captivating spirit -- read her Vanity Fair profile from a few back to learn more about her charm

Muse/musician/artist/activist Yoko Ono is always a controversial subject of discussion, but there is no denying her impact on music, culture and society at large

Dream goddess Stevie Nicks

The GTOs in the studio with Zappa

Leave it to Bianca Jagger to make a backstage pass look even cooler than it already is

Marianne Faithfull is joined by David Bowie for their infamous performance of "I've Got You Babe"

Two of the most important muses of the twentieth century, Sara Dylan and Pattie Boyd, chat at Isle of Wight (anyone else impossibly curious as to what they're talking about?)

Title: from "Tangerine" (Led Zeppelin)


Cerina said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great pix! I hadn't seen some of these before!

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Cerina - thanks so much! I'm glad that some of them were new to you!

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Great photos. I wonder what will fill our children when they will be looking at out young photos. Will they be thinking that the fashion is weird? Will they have another beauty ideals? Maybe someday they will write review about out life and will be saying that 'it was so retro'. Funny.