It’s almost impossible to recognize this man as David Bowie at first glance. Few people remember him as a young, 24-year-old long-haired hippie. But alas, here’s the proof – in the photo below, we see a pre-glam Bowie jamming with his guitar at a party organized by future nightclub owner DJ Rodney Bingenheimer in 1971.
The party was at lawyer Paul Figen’s house in Los Angeles, and we’re sure that judging by his performance, it wasn’t surprising to the guests to see Bowie at the top of the music world a few years later. David Bowie was one of the world’s most famous and influential rock stars during the 70s and 80s, and his legacy lives on to this day.
Freddie Mercury Rocks Out at a Concert After-Party
Apart from his uniquely unbelievable vocal range, Freddie Mercury was a fashion guru. The lead vocalist of the legendary rock band Queen was always dressed to impress, and he had the rockstar attitude to go with it. When he wasn't in the studio or on the road touring, Mercury loved partying and hanging out with friends.
Above, we see the iconic Mercury attending a post-concert party in Las Vegas in 1977. The rockstar was looking stylish in some classic cream-colored linen pants, a vintage, multi-colored blouse, and a very cool black leather jacket. Sadly, his life was cut way to short and he had so much more joy and fun to bring to the world.
Iggy Pop Goes to a Blondie Concert
There is no denying that Iggy Pop is completely unrecognizable in the following photo. We're so used to that old, disheveled, wrinkly version of him. The 'Godfather of Punk' looks ready to party in this 1977 Blondie concert at the famous Whiskey club in West Hollywood. Iggy Pop is one of the most famous punk-rock musicians in the world, having a career that spans over four decades.
Pop began with his proto-punk band The Stooges back in 1967 and rose to fame during the 70s and 80s. The band broke up and reconciled several times, but that didn't seem to affect their fame or their fans' commitment.
Billy Preston and Mick Jagger Celebrate a Rolling Stones' Album
Here are two musical legends having a nice chat at an album premiere party in 1973, at Blenheim Palace, in Oxfordshire, England. Don't you just love it when worlds collide? It feels like these two had plenty of interesting things to share with each other and were able to really get the creative juices flowing.
American keyboardist Billy Preston seems quite engrossed in conversation with rockstar Mick Jagger while the two attend the promotional party for The Rolling Stones album, Goats Head Soup. Preston was a brilliant keyboardist and funk, soul, rock, and gospel singer that worked with The Plastic Ono Band and Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band.
Stevie Wonder Celebrates the New Year
The coolest cat of all, funk god Stevie Wonder celebrates the new year on December 31st, 1977, at the famous Giorgio's Restaurant in New York City. We don't know who was sitting next to him, but we are sure the musician was in excellent company.
Stevie Wonder is lauded for being one of America's pioneers and biggest influences on the genre of R&B, soul, funk, jazz, gospel, and pop. With over 100 million records sold, dozens of chart-topping hits, and a stellar music career that has spanned over four decades, we can honestly say that Wonder is a bonafide legend.