Category: waring abbott

Patti Smith (wearing an Eat the Rich t-shirt) …

Patti Smith (wearing an Eat the Rich t-shirt) at a record store signing for her album Easter, NYC, by Waring Abbott/Getty. Released March 1978, it climbed all the way to #13 in the US, #5 in the UK.

Bob Dylan at Madison Square Garden, September …

Bob Dylan at Madison Square Garden, September 29, 1978, by Waring Abbott

The Ox at The Garden! The Who’s John Entwistle…

The Ox at The Garden! The Who’s John Entwistle, New York City, June 14, 1974, by Waring Abbott

Kiss in Central Park, 1974. Photo by Waring Ab…

Kiss in Central Park, 1974. Photo by Waring Abbott.

Debbie Harry backstage, New York 1977, by Wari…

Debbie Harry backstage, New York 1977, by Waring Abbott. Not that she needed a t-shirt to tell us she was punk. 

(Kidding! That’s a t-shirt for New York’s Punk magazine, where she was regularly featured – only 15 issues in 1977-78, but insanely influential for culture, politics, and beyond.)

Queen: Freddie Mercury, Madison Square Garden …

Queen: Freddie Mercury, Madison Square Garden 1977, by Waring Abbott

Joan Jett & Sandy West, Hollywood, by Wari…

Joan Jett & Sandy West, Hollywood, by Waring Abbott

Grace Slick with Jefferson Starship, Brooklyn Academy of Music,…

Grace Slick with Jefferson Starship, Brooklyn Academy of Music, March 29 1974, by Waring Abbott/Getty Images.

(True confession: I VASTLY prefer Starship to Airplane, when I think Grace’s voice and writing leapt up exponentially.)

Robert Plant, Led Zeppelin, June 14 1977, Madison Square Garden,…

Robert Plant, Led Zeppelin, June 14 1977, Madison Square Garden, by Waring Abbott/Getty

Jimmy Page: Double White Dragon playing guitar with a bow, June…

Jimmy Page: Double White Dragon playing guitar with a bow, June 14 1977, Madison Square Garden (Waring Abbott/Getty)