Category: black and white

Led Zeppelin: Robert Plant, by Ron Pownall

Led Zeppelin: Robert Plant, by Ron Pownall

Pete Townshend, The Who, Monterey Pop 1967, by…

Pete Townshend, The Who, Monterey Pop 1967, by Elaine Mayes. “When the Who started smashing their instruments and releasing fog all over the stage the audience was incredulous. We had never seen smashing as aesthetics. It seemed wasteful and felt scary.”

Marc Bolan, glam athlete. Ping a pong, get it …

Marc Bolan, glam athlete. Ping a pong, get it on!

Brian Eno of Roxy Music, New York City, by Lee…

Brian Eno of Roxy Music, New York City, by Leee Black Childers

Debbie Harry, bringing the eyeliner “A” game, …

Debbie Harry, bringing the eyeliner “A” game, by Leee Black Childers

soundsof71:White poppy Jimbert, by Neal Presto…

soundsof71:

White poppy Jimbert, by Neal Preston

Not every picture of Robert and Jimmy says “Jimbert” to me, but this one does, tbh. 

I certainly don’t think of Jimbert the same way I do McLennon (where, whether or not there was a physically sexual relationship, there was clearly a psychosexual dynamic that shaped them in ways we’re still figuring out how to talk about). No disrespect to the shippers, but to me, Jimbert is more like a manifestation of the telepathy I think they shared between 1973 and 1977. (You know why it broke after that, so no need to revisit it here.) I think that this supernatural connection between them was real and deserves a name, and Jimbert’s as good as I’ve got.

Robert Plant, Cleveland 1977, by Janet Macoska

Robert Plant, Cleveland 1977, by Janet Macoska

Debbie Harry at CBGB, by Bobby Grossman

Debbie Harry at CBGB, by Bobby Grossman

Rod Stewart and The Faces; captured by Greg Pa…

Rod Stewart and The Faces; captured by Greg Papazian

Debbie Harry & Iggy Pop for Paco Rabanne, …

Debbie Harry & Iggy Pop for Paco Rabanne, 2015