The below photo of American singer-songwriters Ted Nugent and Bob Seger was taken in 1972, while the two performed together at several venues. At the time this photograph was taken, Nugent was a part of the Chicago-based American rock band “Amboy Dukes,” which is credited with helping Nugent first rise to fame. During this time, he was the lead guitarist of the musical group. First formed back in 1963, the Amboy Dukes were known for playing an interestingly unique musical combination of hard and psychedelic rock. Nugent eventually parted ways with the band, in order to pursue his career as a solo artist.
Approximately a year after this photo was captured, Bob Seger would go on to form the “Silver Bullet Band,” which was comprised of a group of Detroit-based musicians. In addition to his work with the Silver Bullet Band, throughout his musical career, Seger was also known for his extensive work with a number of other talented musicians. Similar to Nugent, Seger would also go on to pursue a solo career in music. Today, both Nugent and Seger still tour and perform their music all over the country.
Helen Mirren, The Triple Crown of the Acting World, Posing During Her Performance With the Royal Shakespeare Company in Troilus and Cressida (June, 1968)
Few actors and actresses are able to achieve what Shakespearean actress and A-list movie star, Helen Mirren has achieved: the “Triple Crown of Acting: Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Tony Award.” Born in 1945 as Ilynea Lydia Mironoff, Mirren first began her formal acting career after joining the Royal Shakespeare Company in the late 1960s. Though nominated twice before for an Emmy, it was Mirren’s 2007 performance as Queen Elizabeth II in the critically acclaimed film, “The Queen” that would finally earn the actress the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Additionally, Mirren would also go on to win an Oliver Award for Best Actress, for her performance in the drama, “The Audience” in 2013, a role in which she again acted as Queen Elizabeth II. In 2003, Mirren was formally recognized for her years of dedication and talent in the world of the Performing Arts after being appointed as a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for Services to the Performing Arts.
Julie Christie as 'Lara' in Dr. Zhivago (1965)
The below photograph is a shot of actress Julie Christie, appearing as the female love interest in the classic novel turned blockbuster hit, “Dr. Zhivago,” filmed in 1965. Though widely popular in the West at the time of its publication, not surprisingly, this book was banned in the Soviet Union. As a result, the production of the film was unable to be carried out anywhere near the borders of the powerful, socialist state. Instead, filmmakers chose to shoot this epic love story in Spain.
Interestingly enough, while a majority of the movie is set in a snow-covered, icy tundra, in reality, most of these dramatic, snow-clad scenes were filmed in Spain, during the country’s hot, sunny summer months. This epic film would go on to win a record-breaking five Oscars, taking home the winning nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, and Best Costume Design.
George Harrison and Pattie Boyd,1968
The below photograph features Beatles’ guitar player and singer/songwriter George Harrison, alongside model, photographer and author Pattie Boyd, his former wife. At the time, Boyd was caught in between one of rock and roll history’s most infamous love triangles, between Harrison and Eric Clapton. In fact, one of Clapton’s most famous songs, “Layla” and a majority of the other songs on his album, “Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs” were actually written about his real-life love with Boyd, still Harrison’s wife at the time.
When Clapton first wrote this song of unrequited love for Boyd, surprisingly enough, Harrison and Clapton were actually best friends at the time. However, after suffering through Harrison’s nonstop infidelity and outright disrespect, Boyd soon became fed up with his antics, and eventually decided to leave Harrison to be with Clapton. Though she chose to leave Harrison for Clapton, Boyd, now 74-years old, still maintained her friendship with Harrison. The two would remain lifelong friends until he lost his battle with cancer and passed away in 2001.
The Swedish Model and Actress Maud Adams, in 1966
Pictured in the below photo is head-turning Sweedish actress Maud Solveig Christina Adams. Best known for her portrayal of not one, but two Bond girls in the iconic James Bond films—the first being “The Man with the Golden Gun” (1974), the second being the “eponymous” character in “Octopussy” (1983). In addition to her iconic roles in the James Bond movie franchise, little known to many of her fans, Adams also appeared briefly in an uncredited role in the film “A View to a Kill” (1985).
It wasn’t until her role as “the doomed mistress of the villain” in the Bond movie, “The Man with the Golden Gun” that Adams was truly recognized as the ultimate face of international beauty and fame. Looking back on her appearances as minor characters in the Bond films over 30 years ago, Adams, now 74 years of age, still reflects back on roles like that of the infamous seductress, Octopussy.