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Younger Than Yesterday: Early Photos of Rock & Roll Stars

1953

1953

Eddie Cochran age 15

 

1960

David Crosby

when he was a member of the folk music combo

Les Baxter's Balladeers

 

1961

Eric Clapton

1961

The Beatles

The Beatles perform for 18 people in a modest club

in the town of Aldershot, December 1961

 

1961

Jimi Hendrix

a member of the US Army

 

1961

Brian Wilson in the studio

 

1961

Pete Townshend, John Entwistle & Roger Daltery

When they were in a Band called The Detours

 

1962

here's a clean cut band called

The Rolling Stones

Dig those neat haircuts!

1962

Keith Moon

a member of the surf music combo

The Beachcombers

 

1962

Stephen Stills

a young folksinger

 

1963

16 year old David Bowie

Saxophonist & Lead Singer for 

The Kon-rads

 

1963

The Monarchs

That's Van Morrison

second from the left

 

1964

Vincent Damon Furnier

aka Alice Cooper

when he was a member of The Earwigs

a Beatles parody band

 

1964

Neil Young

when he was a member of 

The Squires, a Canadian rock & roll band

 

1965

Jim Morrison

Before he became a rock icon with The Doors

 

1965

Terry Reid

15 year old Terry Reed (second from left) playing with The Redbeats

 

1967

Todd Rundgren

when he was a member of a band called Nazz

1968

Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)

Jimi Hendrix with Moving Sidewalks, a pyschedelic rock band

which included a young Billy Gibbons

 

1968

Debbie Harry 

when she was working as a Playboy Bunny

 

1968

A pre-Ramones Joey

 

1970

Bruce Springsteen

when he was a member of a band called Steel Mill

 

1970

David Bowie on the cusp of stardom

 

1971

Hippie John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten

 

1974

Elvis Costello

Playing in a band called Flip City

 

1975

Joe Strummer

when he was a member of the pub rock combo, The 101ers

 

1975

Tom Petty

when he was a member of the band Mudcrutch

 

1976

Tina Weymouth

the early days of the Talking Heads

 

1978

Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh & Jerry Casale

perfecting their act in their apartment

 

1981

a 17 year old Slash

performing with a band called Titus Sloan

 

1981

Kurt Cobain

in his pre-Nirvana days

1984

Flea & Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

when they were members of

Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem

 

1986

Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)

A 14 year old Armstrong was in a band called Sweet Children

with his childhood friend Mike Dirnt


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