Author: 1971: Classic Rock's Classic Year

Bob Dylan, Columbia Records Studio A, New York…

Bob Dylan, Columbia Records Studio A, New York City recording Bringin’ It All Back Home, by Daniel Kramer

Debbie Harry, Blondie, by Ron Pownall

Debbie Harry, Blondie, by Ron Pownall

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Robert Plant in the glorious year of 1973.

Damn

Another quiet crimson shot.

Red Zeppelin

The Who: Pete Townshend and Keith Moon, by Ste…

The Who: Pete Townshend and Keith Moon, by Steve Emberton.

“Yes Queen” is right! Take a look at these 197…

“Yes Queen” is right! Take a look at these 1971 ads for Queen, playing with their brand new bassist John Deacon. (He joined in March 1971, solidifying Queen’s classic lineup.) Can you imagine a bill with Queen opening for Yes? How about Queen playing ahead of Genesis? Yep, it was all happening in 1971, also the year that Queen made its first recordings.

They also played a lot of concerts. These 1971 newspaper ads and posters give just a small idea. They were starting to headline some very small club dates, but in others, were opening for the likes of Warm Dust. (Who? Exactly.)

Oh yeah, and the ad featuring, in huge letters, “ROGER TAYLOR” as “The Legendary Drummer from Cornwall,” with his band’s name in much smaller lettering below? This August 9, 1971 show was booked, no kidding, by Roger’s mum. More here.

Mick & Bianca Jagger at the “Romantic an…

Mick & Bianca Jagger

at the “Romantic and Glamorous Hollywood Design” Exhibition. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nov. 20 1974, by Ron Galella, via nymag

Marvin Gaye, 1974, by Jim Britt

Marvin Gaye, 1974, by Jim Britt

Bob Dylan and George Harrison rehearsing for C…

Bob Dylan and George Harrison rehearsing for Concert for Bangladesh, August 1 1971 at Madison Square Garden, by Barry Feinstein. Dylan would use his half of this photo as the cover for his Greatest Hits Volume II album, released in November 1971.

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Janis Joplin at Fillmore East, February 11, 19…

Janis Joplin at Fillmore East, February 11, 1969, by Amalie R. Rothschild