Category: music

40 fabulous vintage photographs of a young Freddie Mercury in the 1970s.

These candid backstage Polaroids were taken by an unknown fan of Jimi Hendrix at the 1969 Woodstock. Hendrix performed early Monday morning so this would have been the last day of the festival – August 17, 1969.

“Golimar” – This Indian version of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” is definitely not what you expected

Dancers work the floor to the sound of Humphrey Lyttelton and his New Orleans-style jazz band at the 100 Club in Oxford Street, London, November 1949. Photographed by Charles Hewitt.

A jazz jam session takes place at photographer Gjon Mili’s studio loft in New York City, 1943. Photographed by Gjon Mili-LIFE.

Most people think the pizzas they know and love – four cheese, pepperoni – were invented in Italy. But they were actually developed by Italian immigrants in the United
States, and then exported back to Italy. Syracuse University
anthropologist Agehananda Bharati calls this the “pizza effect.” Here are some other examples of when
elements of a nation’s culture  developed elsewhere and were then reimported:

  • Mexico City’s Day of the Dead parade was invented for the James Bond film Spectre and then adopted by the city.
  • American blues music influenced English musicians in the 1960s, who then exported blues-rock to the United States.
  • Adapted from India’s chicken tikka, chicken tikka masala became one
    of the most popular dishes in Britain before being re-exported to India.
  • Yoga became popular in India after its adoption in the West.
  • Salsa music originated largely among Cuban and Puerto Rican
    immigrants to New York in the 1920s and then spread throughout the
    Americas.
  • Teppanyaki, the Japanese style of cooking on an iron griddle, grew to prominence in America in “Japanese steakhouses.”

Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac performs live on stage at Yale Coliseum in New Haven, Connecticut, November 1975. Photographed by Fin Costello.

27 intimate photos show celebrities of the Hollywood Golden Age taking a musical break.

Nick and Bobbi Ercoline, the couple featured on the iconic Woodstock album cover, pose together at the site where the photo was taken 50 years ago, in Bethel, New York. (Burk Uzzle/Reuters/Dan Fastenberg)

Read more of their fascinating love story here.

25 rare photographs of Jimi Hendrix’s last performance at the Open Air Love and Peace Festival on September 6, 1970.