Women in music + cats
Rod Stewart and a Siamese kitty!
Syd Barrett with his cat Frisky at home in Cambridge, 1963, via sydbarrett
Cher with a cat, photographed by Richard Avedon for Vogue US (1974)
Bob Dylan, outtake from the cover shoot for Bringing It All Back Home, 1965, by Daniel Kramer.
“This is one of the shots I’ve been sitting on for 50 years. It has never been seen before. I wanted the shot to express the fact that Bob Dylan was about to change. He’s not the guy in the leather jacket any more. Now, he’s the guy in the dark sport blazer wearing nice cufflinks. There’s no guitar in the shot because I saw him not as any one kind of performer but as a prince of music. I had been in the sessions for the album, so I knew now who he was musically.
The photo was shot in Albert Grossman’s house. The room was the original kitchen of this house that’s a couple hundred years old. The fireplace is big enough to cook in. The divan, which was multicolored, was a gift from Mary Travers, of Peter Paul and Mary, to Albert and his wife, Sally, for their wedding. Bob contributed to the picture the magazines he was reading and albums he was listening to. Bob wanted Sally to be in the photo because, well, look at her! She chose the red outfit.”
Ringo and a kitty
Patti Smith, 1974, “The Lookout” by Frank Stefanko. A million things to love about this: Patti’s hairy legs, her Keith Richards t-shirt, the hole in her socks, the kitty…..
Joni Mitchell & a kitty, December 1967, by Tom Gundelfinger O’Neal