Rock away in Rockaway: Tour Pacifica’s secret Rock ’n’ Roll hall of fame

Veteran photographer Steve Rapport shares his gallery of music gods, with original shots of Prince, Springsteen, Bowie and more. By Clay Lambert/HMB Review Mick Jones of The Clash in mid-air at the Brixton Fair Deal, London 7/30/1982. (Image courtesy of Steve Rapport) ----- Steve Rapport has captured the gods. He keeps them, frozen in time, in a gallery in Pacifica. David Bowie. Bruce Springsteen. Joe Strummer. Van Morrison. Annie Lennox. There is a veritable rock ’n’ ...

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From Iggy to Jello: Stanford’s newest photo archive is an epic punk rock time capsule

Lynn Beldner’s DIY visual chronicle captured concerts in a pre-Instagram era. Hey! Ho! Let’s Go!: The Ramones at the Warfield in San Francisco, 1982. (Image courtesy of the Lynn Beldner Punk Music Photograph Collection/Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound) For Lynn Beldner, shooting photos in the dark was a way of transcending the awkwardness of life in Silicon Valley. An East Coast native who transplanted to Santa Clara during the late 1970s at the ...

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The “Palo Alto” record: How a high schooler, a janitor and Thelonious Monk made local history

A rare recording of Monk’s 1968 concert was shaping up to be one of the most exciting from-the-vaults musical releases of 2020…until it fell into legal limbo. An eccentric jazz master. An ambitious local high school student. An enterprising janitor. Yes, the story behind the little-known recording of Thelonious Monk’s 1968 concert at Palo Alto High School is a fascinating tale with no shortage of compelling characters. It is also a local ...

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