Category: 1971

David Gilmour, jfc, more Pompeii porn, recorde…

David Gilmour, jfc, more Pompeii porn, recorded October 4-7, 1971 in Pompeii, December 13-20 1971 in Paris

Tweet from Iman, featuring lyrics from 1971′s …

Tweet from Iman, featuring lyrics from 1971′s “Changes”, and oil painting by Nicola Schiele

Alice Cooper celebrates with a friend, 1971, b…

Alice Cooper celebrates with a friend, 1971, by Barrie Wentzell 

becketts: Debbie Reynolds on stage with Todd a…

becketts:

Debbie Reynolds on stage with Todd and Carrie Fisher, Las Vegas, 1971.

Marc Bolan & T. Rex Electric Warrior promo…

Marc Bolan & T. Rex Electric Warrior promo sticker, 1971.

little-yellow-pill: John Paul Jones and Robert…

little-yellow-pill:

John Paul Jones and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin live at Nihon Budokan, Tokyo, September 1971.

Keith Richards, 1971, working on Exile On Main…

Keith Richards, 1971, working on Exile On Main Street, by Dominique Tarlé

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bobdylan-n-jonimitchell:

Joan Baez holds a press conference with the USS Constellation in the background, San Diego, 1971.

Yoko Ono, Approximately Infinite Universe, 197…

Yoko Ono, Approximately Infinite Universe, 1972. An amazing album that still sounds like it’s from the future. 

We got to know her as John’s muse of course, plus whatever horrible thing she’s been labeled with over the years, but she was an influential artist long before he was. 

She’s also one of the true foremothers of political feminism. As well as the pictures above, the 1997 Rykodisk CD reissue of Approximately Infinite Universe includes her 1971 essay, “The Feminization of Society.” Here’s an excerpt:

Most of us, as women, hope that we can achieve our freedom within the existing social set-up, thinking that, somewhere, there must be a happy medium for men and women to share freedom and responsibility. But if we took the time to observe the very function of our society. we would soon see that there is no happy medium to be achieved.

We are now at a stage where we are eager to compete with men on all levels. But women will inevitably arrive at the next stage, and realize the futility of trying to be like men. Women will realize themselves as they are, and not as beings comparative to or in response to men. As a result, the feminist revolution will take a more positive step in the society by offering a more feminine direction.

What we can do is take the current society, which contains both masculine and feminine characteristics, and bring out its feminine nature, rather than its masculine force which is now at work. We must make more positive usage of the feminine tendencies of the society which, up to now, have been either suppressed or dismissed as something harmful, impractical, irrelevant, and ultimately shameful.

The aim of the female revolution will have to be a total one, eventually making it a revolution for the whole world.

You can find the complete essay at Yoko’s site here, and can take a closer look at Ryko’s wonderful reissue packaging here.

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