The Supremes photographed by Art Shay (via)

Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog

You ain’t nothing but a hound dog (x)

Debbie Harry photographed by Lynn Goldsmith, 1978


The Temptations. 

The Ronettes c. 1964


Diana with Elton John and Cher at The Rock Music Awards, 1975


The Supremes, 1965


Jimi Hendrix, 1967


"After Billie Holiday’s funeral service, there was such a quietness over these musicians, such a multitude of them there, and we just stood around like in awe and we filed out of the church and stood on the corners for a few minutes until everybody got out and we just quietly just stepped away into the crowd. It was not the usual thing of musicians going to a bar…having a nice drink or a type of New Orleans festivity. It was just dead quiet and sadness."

RIP Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915 - July 17, 1959)

 Elvis Presley photographed by Ed Braslaff, 1956

Billie Holiday photographed by William P. Gottlieb for Down Beat Magazine, c. 1946